Related article: Understanding Mandatory OFCCP Job Listing Requirements

Affirmative action and Equal Opportunity compliance laws were enacted to eliminate discrimination in hiring practices as it relates to taking measures to hire without regard for race, color, sex, religion or national origin as well as qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. As it relates to federal contractors in particular, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) monitors these regulations and how contractors comply in their employment practices.

OFCCP compliance stipulates that as a federal contractor or subcontractor doing business with the federal government, with contracts totaling $10,000 or more, you need to comply with mandatory job–listing requirements. The Jobs for Veterans Act (JVA) amended the order, and increased this to contracts totaling $25,000 or more. Also, if you have 50 employees or more and have contracts totaling $50,000 or more you are also required to develop an Affirmative Action plan that centers on hiring, training and promoting veterans.

If you have contracts with the Federal government, you sho