Affirmative Action Plan (AAP)

On March 25, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that its Contractor Portal will open to receive Affirmative Action Program (“AAP”) certification submissions on April 1, 2024.  Certifications must be made by July 1, 2024.

Since launching the Contractor Portal in 2022, OFCCP has required covered federal contractors

As we previously reported, federal contractors and subcontractors (“Contractors”) have until June 29, 2023 to certify the status of their Affirmative Action Programs (“AAPs”) with the OFCCP Contractor Portal. Specifically, covered Contractors are asked to certify, on an annual basis, whether they have met their obligation “to develop

Updated on March 27, 2023 to include webinar details.

On March 20, 2023, OFCCP announced its Contractor Portal will open to receive Affirmative Action Program (“AAP”) certification submissions on March 31, 2023.  Certifications must be made by June 29, 2023.

OFCCP launched the Contractor Portal last year and required federal

In a step toward implementation of OFCCP’s Affirmative Action Program (“AAP”) Verification Initiative, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved an Affirmative Action Program Verification Interface (AAP-VI) that OFCCP developed for federal contractors to submit AAPs.

Although the verification program has not yet launched, and details are scarce, the

On September 3, 2021, OFCCP issued a notice requiring federal contractors to use the recently released 2014-2018 Equal Employment Opportunity Tabulation (“2018 EEO Tab”) to develop any Affirmative Action Programs (“AAPs”) that commence on or after January 1, 2022. The 2018 EEO Tab was released earlier this year by the

On September 14, 2020, the Federal Register published an information collection request (“ICR”) by the OFCCP in which the agency discloses that it “seeks authorization for an annual Affirmative Action Program online certification process for federal contractors and for a secure method for federal contractors to submit AAPs electronically to

In the wake of the devastating series of hurricanes throughout the United States, the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) has provided compliance exemptions to federal contractors providing hurricane relief.  OFCCP has issued three National Interest Exemptions:  one for Hurricane Harvey; one for Hurricane Irma; and one

On April 28, 2016, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) approved the Depart of Labor’s revised directive regarding Functional Affirmative Action Programs (“FAAP”).  The revised directive amends the procedures for applying for a FAAP and clarifies the obligations that apply to contractors with approved FAAP Agreements.  The revised