The Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has released a revised directive governing the agency’s functional affirmative action program (FAAP) approval and renewal process. The directive, which was approved recently by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), contains a number of positive changes to the agency’s FAAP program, all of which are designed to spur greater interest and participation in the FAAP program by federal contractors.

The revised FAAP Directive, formally known as “2013-01 Revision 2,” is consistent with the positive changes to the program proposed by OFCCP last fall and submitted to OMB for formal approval in May. NT Lakis lawyers had filed comments with both OFCCP and OMB supporting the proposed changes to the FAAP program.

Among the more notable improvements to the program are:

  • Expanding a FAAP agreement term from three years to five;
  • Eliminating the annual update requirement; and
  • Eliminating the requirement that FAAP contractors undergo at least one audit during the term of a FAAP agreement.

The new directive applies to contractors submitting FAAP applications and renewal requests on or after June 20, 2019.

Members of the Center for Workplace Compliance (CWC) can read more here.