The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has officially released information regarding the Affirmative Action Program Verification Contractor Portal. Along with this information, including an FAQ page, is a timeline outlining the process for federal contractors to follow. As you may remember, on Aug. 31, 2020, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the OFCCP’s information collection request for the Affirmative Action Program Verification Interface, through a new online portal, referred to as the Contractor Portal.
The timeline is outlined below:
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.
On 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.