Supply & Service Contractor Compliance & Affirmative Action Programs

Supply & Service Contract Compliance & Affirmative Action Programs:

Companies that hold a Supply & Service Contract for more than $50,000 are obligated to develop and execute written Affirmative Action Programs (AAPs) for every facility in the company with 50 or more employees. Written AAPs are required to be developed annually and must contain updated statistics and workforce assessments as specified in Executive Order 11246, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended (VEVRAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

Written plans must include Workforce Analysis, Job Group Analysis, Availability Analysis, Progress Towards Goals, and other associated diversity reports and statistics. Additionally, contractors must develop and execute good-faith efforts to actively list all job openings, and recruit with community referral sources likely to yield qualified minority, female, and veteran applicants, as well as applicants with disabilities (or Individuals with Disabilities).

Here is the link to the Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ website. This website specifies and directs contractors on appropriate jurisdiction of enforcement, and provides guidance to contractors who prefer to manage this obligation in-house. It’s intimidating and dense—hardly a page-turner.

If your HR staff does not maintain the expertise to develop and manage written AAPs, or if you find it is more productive to outsource this HR function, please contact DHRD directly. Through our proprietary software and program development processes, we can systematically support these obligations in the most effective and efficient manners.