NT Lakis previously wrote that last fall the Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced that it intended to make modifications to its Functional Affirmative Action Program (FAAP) to encourage greater participation by federal contractors.

The agency has now submitted a formal request to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve those changes, as required under the federal Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). OMB authorization for the current FAAP program expires on May 31, 2019, but will likely be extended in 30-day increments until OMB approves and/or modifies OFCCP’s request.

The final FAAP program modifications OFCCP is seeking are largely consistent with the changes proposed by the agency last September. Under PRA requirements, interested parties have until June 3, 2019, to submit comments to OMB on OFCCP’s request, and NT Lakis will be filing comments.

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