As of today, federal contractors have a new tool for understanding a variety of compliance obligations enforced by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”). The Agency has launched a Contractor Compliance Institute (“CCI”) where contractors can take free, on-demand courses on a variety of OFCCP-related topics.

The CCI is designed to help contractors learn more about their obligations; evaluate current personnel and affirmative action practices; and stay current with OFCCP initiatives, according to a news release from OFCCP.

To access the courses, contractors must create an account at the CCI website. After registering, the contractor is directed to a training module depending on the organizational role of the participant. There is currently posted a single training for each of the following:

  • Compensation Manager
  • Hiring Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Front Line Supervisor/Manager
  • Recruiter

The CCI website also includes definitions of Section 503 Disability Focused Reviews and Functional Affirmative Action Plans (FAAPs), as well as links to OFCCP’s existing pages that contain downloadable posters and self-identification forms.

The Agency created the tool in furtherance of its commitment to providing meaningful technical assistance to contractors.

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Laura A. Mitchell is a Principal in the Denver, Colorado, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She is a member of the firm’s Affirmative Action and OFCCP Defense practice group as well as the firm’s Pay Equity Resource Group. She is also on the…

Laura A. Mitchell is a Principal in the Denver, Colorado, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She is a member of the firm’s Affirmative Action and OFCCP Defense practice group as well as the firm’s Pay Equity Resource Group. She is also on the leadership team for the firm’s Government Contractor Industry Group.

Her practice is focused on representing government and non-government contractors in OFCCP matters, preparing for and defending OFCCP audits, and counseling employers on issues stemming from OFCCP regulations. Ms. Mitchell personally oversees the development of hundreds of AAPs each year and is intimately involved in the defense of numerous OFCCP audits. She also spends significant time counseling companies in connection with conducting pay equity analyses as well as government contractor employment obligations.

Ms. Mitchell is the editor and a principal contributor of The Affirmative Action Law Advisor blog and frequently presents on pay equity, affirmative action compliance, OFCCP enforcement trends, and government contractor obligations.

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