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  • OFCCP’s Revised Functional Affirmative Action Program Directive Goes Into Effect

    May 13, 2016 | By NACE Staff

    Legal Issues
    HR professionals discuss the OFCCP's revised Affirmative Action Program.

    In response to the public comments it received, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has made revisions to its Functional Affirmative Action Program (FAAP) directive. The updated directive received approval from the Office of Management and Budget, and went into effect in late April.

    According to the Department of Labor (DOL), every covered nonconstruction contractor must develop and maintain an affirmative action program (AAP) in accordance with 41 CFR Part 60-2. The DOL explains that most contractors develop and maintain establishment-based AAPs. However, some multi-establishment contractors that have large business or functional units (such as a sales division or research and development function) that span across establishments located in different states or regions develop AAPs by functional or business units.

    These functional AAPs, or FAAPs, allow contractors to examine whether their personnel practices and affirmative action efforts are sufficient to ensure equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees of a functional or business unit, rather than a particular establishment, according to the DOL.

    Information about the revised directive is available on the Department of Labor’s website.