CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Labor has asked the Office of Administrative Law Judges to compel federal contractor Rosemount Inc. of Chanhassen, Minnesota, and its subsidiary, Rosemount Specialty Products LLC of Wenatchee, Washington, to provide documents and information necessary for the department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs to complete a scheduled compliance review of the company’s equal employment opportunity practices.
If the companies fail to comply, the department’s filing seeks an order to cancel the companies’ current government contracts and debar them from obtaining future government contracts.
Rosemount Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Emerson Electric Co. in St. Louis and its subsidiary, Rosemount Specialty Products – which manufactures measuring and controlling devices – has contracts with the Department of Defense and the Defense Logistics Agency.
On July 2, 2021, OFCCP requested Rosemount provide required information on its Affirmative Action Programs and supporting data information in a scheduling letter. In late August 2021, Rosemount submitted the company’s policy and procedure statements about its equal opportunity practices but did not submit the supporting data requested.
Despite repeated requests the company failed to provide OFCCP with the missing data including employment activity such as applicants, hires, promotions and terminations by job group or job title as well as information on its affirmative action goals. On Nov. 18, 2021, the agency issued a Show Cause Notice to Rosemount, demanding it either submit the outstanding information and data or demonstrate why enforcement proceedings should not be initiated. To date, the company has not complied.
“Rosemount’s repeated failure to provide documentation necessary to complete a required compliance review is a clear violation of their legal obligations as a federal contractor,” said Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Regional Director Carmen Navarro in Chicago. “If they continue to fail to provide the information, the Department of Labor has asked the court to terminate the company’s federal contracts. Compliance with the law is not optional. OFCCP will take all necessary steps to ensure federal contractors abide by equal opportunity protections.”
OFCCP enforces Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. Together, these laws prohibit employment discrimination.
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Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, U.S. Department of Labor v. Rosemount Inc., Rosemount Specialty Products LLC
OFCCP Control No. R00304350