OFCCP has opened a portal for covered federal contractors to certify, on an annual basis, whether they have developed and maintained an affirmative action program for each establishment and/or functional unit, as applicable. In addition, the Contractor Portal will provide a secure portal for scheduled contractors to submit to OFCCP their Affirmative Action Program(s) during compliance evaluations.
As part of our compliance services, C2 Essentials will coordinate with affected clients to complete the portal registration and certification.
On Feb. 1, 2022, contractors may begin registering for access to the portal. OFCCP will also send an e-mail to each covered federal contractor in its jurisdiction whose email information is available in its system inviting them to register. After March 31, 2022, contractors will be able to utilize the certification feature in the portal to certify their AAP compliance. By June 30, 2022, existing contractors must certify whether they have developed and maintained an affirmative action program for each establishment and/or functional unit, as applicable.
All covered contractors (and by proxy subcontractors) have the obligation to take affirmative action and ensure nondiscrimination in all of their employment practices and to take proactive steps to recruit and advance qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans if you have 50 or more employees and at least one contract of $50,000 or more.