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AAP Certification Required Starting March 31, 2022

As HR Works previously announced, the OFCCP has launched its new Contractor Portal, through which Federal contractors and subcontractors (“contractors”) will need to certify the compliance of their affirmative action plans (AAPs). All ‘service and supply’ contractors are impacted by this new requirement. Construction contractors are exempted from using the portal at this time.


Registration for the contractor portal opened on February 1, 2022. There are several steps contractors must take in order to register for the portal, before they can certify their AAP. HR Works has developed a job aid to guide you step by step through the registration process.



Once registered, contractors have between March 31, 2022 and June 30, 2022 to certify the compliance of their AAP. There are a few timing considerations to be aware of, depending on plan year:

We can assume that in the future, the agency will use this new database to generate lists of companies being scheduled for compliance evaluations.

It is important to note that certifying that you are in compliance does not exclude you from being selected for a compliance evaluation, and contractors can face a variety of penalties if they are found to be out of compliance. Learn More.


HR Works Can Help

HR Works makes it easy for you to meet affirmative action requirements and ensure ongoing compliance. We offer a full suite of services including AAP development, training, and state/federal filings that conform to your AAP and government regulations.

We are pleased to offer portal registration and certification support under existing and new affirmative action agreements with no additional fees. For more information, contact us today.

HR Works, headquartered in Upstate New York, is a human resource management outsourcing and consulting firm serving clients throughout the United States for over thirty years. HR Works provides scalable strategic human resource management and consulting services, including: affirmative action programs; benefits administration outsourcing; HRIS self-service technology; full-time, part-time and interim on-site HR managers; HR audits; legally reviewed employee handbooks and supervisor manuals; talent management and recruiting services; and training of managers and HR professionals.