On August 24, 2018, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced three new directives in furtherance of its efforts to make the agency more transparent and efficient and to maximize the effectiveness of compliance assistance outreach. This article focuses on two of the three directives: an initiative establishing a recognition program for contractors with "high-quality and high-performing compliance programs and initiatives" and a program to verify that contractors are in compliance with federal affirmative action program (AAP) requirements.

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