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Federal regulations require companies that contract with the federal government to take "affirmative action" to ensure that job applicants and employees are treated without discrimination based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or because they are a veteran. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Courses (OFCCP) oversees the federal-contracting process, offering technical assistance, conducting compliance evaluations and investigating complaints regarding federal contracting or subcontracting.

When an OFFCP compliance evaluation discloses material violations or results in discrimination findings, possible sanctions include —
  • Withholding of progress payments due on any contract with the government;
  • Cancellation, suspension or termination of government contracts;
  • Debarment for an indefinite time; or
  • Debarment for a fixed term of six months to three years.

Course Summary
This Course explains the basic requirements that a company must follow when carrying out government contracts. A basic understanding of the law is essential to (1) ensuring that the company meets its contractual obligations; (2) protecting the company's reputation; and (3) reducing the company's exposure to negative publicity and costly liability for violations of the law.

The topics covered in the Course include —

  • Overview of the OFCCP
  • EEO requirements
  • Statistical analysis of nondiscrimination
  • Affirmative action Courses
  • Record retention requirements
  • Enforcement