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Affirmative Action Plan Certification Period (4/1 - 7/1/24)

The U.S. Department of Labor announced its Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs will begin accepting online submissions on April 1 from covered contractors to certify they have developed and maintained affirmative action programs for each establishment or functional unit.

Existing federal contractors and subcontractors must use the OFCCP’s Contractor Portal to complete their certification for the third annual cycle by July 1, 2024. Contractors under the agency’s jurisdiction that meet certain contract dollar and employee thresholds are required to develop and maintain affirmative action programs and certify their compliance annually.
US Department of Labor to open online portal April 1 for federal contractors, subcontractors to certify affirmative action program compliance
DOL | Mar 2024

Certification Period: 4/1-7/1/24
Contractor Portal

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Meeting the deadline is important, as existing contractors that do not certify by July 1 are more likely to be scheduled for an audit by the agency.
Are You Ready for OFCCP’s 2024 Certification Deadline? Here’s What Federal Contractors Need to Know for Affirmative Action Plan Compliance
Fisher Phillips | Mar 2024

Companies that are new federal contractors or subcontractors this year have 120 days to develop their AAP(s) and must register and certify compliance through the contractor Portal within 90 days of developing their AAP(s). Although the current deadline for existing contractors to certify is July 1, 2024, the Certification Portal will remain open past that date for new federal contractors and subcontractors.
2024 OFCCP Certification Cycle Announced
Littler | Mar 2024

OFCCP posted a pre-recorded webinar to its Contractor Portal landing page guiding contractors on the process of “certifying affirmative action compliance through the Contractor Portal,”  as well as an OFCCP Contractor Portal User Guide with more detailed instructions on registering for and using the Contractor Portal.
DOL Announces Contractor Portal Will Open For AAP Certification On April 1
Proskauer | Mar 2024

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