Federal Contractors: Reminder of Approaching OFCCP Certification Obligations
March 7, 2022
Historically, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) has not required federal contractors to submit proof that their written affirmative action plans were completed. The only time that a contractor had to produce evidence of its plan was during an OFCCP audit. As many federal contractors now know, that is about to change.
In December, OFCCP announced the creation of an online Contractor Portal. Through the Contractor Portal, federal contractors (assuming jurisdictional thresholds are met) will be required to certify they have complied with affirmative action plan requirements. Registration for the Contractor Portal opened on February 1, 2022. Starting on March 31, 2022, contractors will be able to use the portal to certify compliance. Existing contractors will have until June 30, 2022 to complete the certification process.