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Workforce Audit

Workforce Certificate Audits

The Department schedules workforce audits of all contractors with workforce certificates to determine whether the contractor should retain its workforce certificate. Workforce Certificate Audits Contractors should expect that they will be audited by the Department at least once during the four year period in which they hold their workforce certificate. Contractors may contact the MDHR Contract Compliance Division by phone at 651–539–1100 or by e–mail at with questions.

Determining Compliance

In determining a contractor’s compliance during an audit, the Department may analyze:
  • Compliance with anti-discrimination laws, Minnesota law, Minnesota Rules 5000.3400 to 5000.3600, and contractual equal employment opportunity terms
  • Whether the efforts of the contractor to implement its affirmative action plan was sincere
  • Achievement of goals within its affirmative action plan or workforce participation goals set by the Commissioner
  • Efforts of the contractor to promptly address identified deficiencies
  • Whether contractor submitted timely compliance information to the Department
  • Whether a contractor permits on-site compliance review and readily makes records and document available for review
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