Online Federal Contracting (OFCCP) Essentials Training Course
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.
The OFCCP has a very active compliance-evaluation program, and material violations of OFCCP rules can result in significant sanctions against the contractor. It's critical that HR employees understand — and properly implement — the OFCCP requirements regarding AAPs, maintenance of employee facilities, employee notification, recordkeeping and others.
Online OFCCP Essentials Training Course Summary
This 30-minute course explains the fundamental requirements of the OFCCP rules for contractors and subcontractors in simple, understandable terms. It includes pop quizzes, news clippings and a final quiz highlighting real-world issues that employees should know how to respond to in a way that protects themselves and their organizations. The topics covered in this training 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