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Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)

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OFCCP ensures employers comply with nondiscrimination and affirmative actions laws & regulations when doing business with the federal government.

History of OFCCP

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) was formed in 1965 as the Office of Federal Contract Compliance. Shortly after it became part of the Employment Standards Administration in 1971 the word "Programs" was added to the title. In 1978 all government contract compliance functions were consolidated into the Department of Labor under OFCCP.

OFCCP has the responsibility of assuring that employers doing business with the Federal Government comply with the equal employment opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action provisions of their contracts. OFCCP administers and enforces three EEO programs: Executive Order 11246; Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and the affirmative action provisions of the Vietnam Era Veterans's Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974.

OFCCP also shares enforcement authority for the regulations requiring EEO and affirmative action in apprenticeship programs; Title I of the American with Disabilities Act; the Immigration Reform and Control Act; and, the Family and Medical Leave Act.



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