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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.

OFCCP Directive Index


This website provides access to OFCCP Policy Directives that have been issued as interpretative guidance. Not all directives are posted because the website is under ongoing construction. Policy Directives are listed in order of release date according to the following categories: Administrative; Affirmative Action Program; Enforcement; Federal Contract Compliance Manual Notices; Jurisdiction; and Memorandums of Understandings.

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Affirmative Action Program:


  • Investigative procedures when a test(s) is one cause of adverse impact in hiring — Dated October 15, 2004
  • Discontinuing the use of the Letter of Commitment — Dated August 5, 1998
  • Revisions in the Pre-Award Clearance Procedures and Information Concerning OFCCP's Pre-Award Registry — Dated April 15, 1998
  • Retention of Documents Obtained During a Compliance Review — Dated April 16, 1977

Federal Contract Compliance Manual Notices:


  • Coverage of health care providers based on their relationship with participants in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) — Dated March 17, 2003
  • Separate Facility Exemptions/Waivers — Dated September 13, 2002
  • Establishing Jurisdiction Over an Employer Against Whom a Complaint is Filed — Dated May 18, 1990
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      NOTE: The VEVRAA and Section 503 thresholds for coverage in OFCCP Order No. ADM 90-2/JUR (Transmittal No. 136 above) are incorrect. Currently, for contracts taking effect on or after December 1, 2003, the threshold for coverage under VEVRAA is $100,000. For contracts that took effect before December 1, 2003, the threshold for coverage under VEVRAA is $25,000. The threshold for coverage under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, is $10,000. Also, the citation for VEVRAA is incorrect. The correct citation is 38 U.S.C. 4212.

  • Status of Federal Reserve Banks under OFCCP — Dated March 26, 1985
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company v Friedman — Dated March 26, 1982

Memorandums of Understanding:

We Want to Know What you Think

OFCCP is interested in improving the relationship with its customers and improving the compliance assistance information and materials provided to the public. If you have interacted with OFCCP through:

  • a compliance evaluation;
  • complaint investigation;
  • compliance assistance seminar/workshop;
  • telephone/help desk inquiry; or

you have reviewed and/or received compliance assistance materials and you note areas that we can improve, please let OFCCP know your comments or suggestions by sending an email to OFCCP's public mailbox at



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