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Federal Contracting (OFCCP) Essentials

This OFCCP training course explains the fundamental rules of the OFCCP pertaining to contractors and subcontractors who do business with the federal government. It provides essential training for HR employees on the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) requirements regarding affirmative action programs, maintenance of employee facilities, employee notification, recordkeeping and other topics.

Geography Covered: Americas | Duration: 30 minutes


Contractors and subcontractors who do business with the federal government are subject to the rules of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). These rules require contractors to take affirmative action to employ and advance women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Each contractor must develop a written affirmative action program (AAP). "Equal opportunity" clauses in federal contracts impose specific compliance requirements on contractors. The course covers the rules adopted by OFCCP in August 2013 that impose certain new affirmative action requirements on contractors regarding persons with disabilities and protected veterans. It also covers Executive Order 13672 — signed by President Obama in July 2014 — which added sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes.

The OFCCP has a very active compliance-evaluation program, and material violations of OFCCP rules can result in significant sanctions against the contractor, making OFCCP training crucial to a culture of compliance. It is critical that HR employees understand — and properly implement — the OFCCP requirements regarding AAPs, maintenance of employee facilities, employee notification, recordkeeping, and others.

The topics covered in the course include:

  • The law of the OFCCP
  • Protected classes
  • Equal opportunity clauses
  • Affirmative action programs
  • Statistical analysis
  • Selection procedures
  • Recordkeeping obligations
  • Notification of employee rights
  • Compliance evaluations
  • Enforcement and sanctions
  • Like all our courses, the OFCCP training course is written by attorneys and powered by world-leading regulatory intelligence, which tracks more than 900 regulators and exchanges globally to ensure the course content is always up to date.

    We employ instructional design techniques optimized for risk and compliance training, enabling your business to educate in a way that reduces risk and encourages compliant behavior. 

    As with all our training courses, OFCCP training is driven by practical examples and interactive scenarios to ensure users truly understand and recognize the issues of most importance to your business and learn to instinctively act to support them.

    • Federal Contracting OFCCP Essentials (US)
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