WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today 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. Affirmative action requirements ensure that applicants and employees of federal contractors have equal employment opportunity without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.Learn more about OFCCP’s Contractor Portal.

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