As the OFCCP moves forward toward annual AAP certification and verification process, today, it announced an implementation timeline for its Affirmative Action Verification Interface (AAPVI) Portal. It is intended that the Contractor portal will be used by Federal contractors and subcontractors to annually certify whether they have developed and maintained an affirmative action plan for applicable establishments and/or functional units. The secure Contractor portal will also be used by contractors to submit their AAP(s) during compliance evaluations.
The timeline is as follows:
On Feb. 1, 2022, contractors may begin registering for access to the portal. OFCCP will also send an e-mail to each covered federal contractor in its jurisdiction whose email information is available in its system inviting them to register.
On March 31, 2022, contractors will be able to utilize the certification feature in the portal to certify their AAP compliance.
By June 30, 2022, existing contractors must certify whether they have developed and maintained an affirmative action program for each establishment and/or functional unit, as applicable.
Additional information will be available in the coming months. In the meantime, the OFCCP is recommending that contractors visit the Contractor Portal Landing Page and link to Frequently Asked Questions.