OFCCP Contractor’s Portal Compliance Certification Opened March 31, 2022

Federal contractors and subcontractors are now required to certify annually to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) that they have developed and maintained an affirmative action program (“AAP”). On February 1, 2022, registration for the OFCCP Contractor Portal opened and on March 31, the certification features were turned on. Contractors have from now until June 30, 2022, to certify that they have developed and maintained their AAPs.

Contractors and subcontractors that are not compliant with the new certification requirement may risk being reviewed, having their contracts terminated, being debarred, or may face liability under the False Claims Act. Federal contractors should take steps now to certify their compliance before the June 30, 2022 deadline.

We will continue to relay updates for contractors regarding the Contractor Portal and other OFCCP developments. If you have questions or need help developing or maintaining your AAP, please contact Ward & Berry.