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Posted on April 4, 2023
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) opened its Contractor Portal on March 31 for existing covered federal contractors to certify compliance with Affirmative Action Program (AAP) requirements for this year.
Covered federal contractors and subcontractors must use the Contractor Portal to certify, on an annual basis, whether they have developed and maintained an AAP for each establishment and/or functional/business unit, as applicable. For 2023, existing covered contractors must certify their compliance through the Contractor Portal between March 31 – June 29, 2023. The Contractor Portal’s certification feature has been enhanced and contractors must now provide the start date of their AAP Coverage Period when certifying.
Existing contractors that have not certified by June 29, 2023, will be more likely to appear on OFCCP’s scheduling list than those that have certified their compliance with AAP requirements. Contractors that have not certified compliance include those that have not utilized the Contractor Portal to certify whether they are meeting their AAP requirements, as well as those that have certified that they have not developed or maintained an AAP.
New contractors 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).
The Contractor Portal will remain open after the June 29, 2023 deadline to accommodate new contractors.
OFCCP has posted a pre-recorded webinar to the Contractor Portal landing page that will demonstrate how contractors can enter their establishment and/or functional/business unit’s AAP start date and certify compliance through the Contractor Portal.
Please contact OFCCP with any questions and/or comments about the Contractor Portal at OFCCPAppsSupport@dol.gov or call the OFCCP Help Desk at 1-800-397- 6251.
Registration and Certification Resources
If you have not yet registered for the Contractor Portal, we urge you to do so as soon as possible. For reference, please view the Contractor Portal Webinar OFCCP presented on March 31, 2022.
Instructions for registering and certifying for the Contractor Portal How-to Videos