Open: Federal Contractor Portal for Affirmative Action Plan Certification

News April 4, 2024

The United States Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) opened the Contractor Portal for the 2024 Affirmative Action Program (AAP) certification period on April 1, 2024.

The portal will remain open until July 1, 2024.

Covered federal contractors and subcontractors must use the portal to certify, on an annual basis, whether they have developed and maintained an AAP for each establishment and/or functional/business unit, as applicable. New contractors have 120 days to develop their AAP(s) and must register and certify compliance through the Contractor Portal within 90 days of developing their AAP(s).

Frequently Asked Questions and instructions (including a User Guide and a How To Video) for accessing the portal and completing the certification can be found on the DOL’s (OFCCP Contractor Portal | U.S. Department of Labor (

It is important for contractors to determine if they are required to prepare an affirmative action plan (AAP) ahead of the certification deadline. Specifically, contractors that hold a contract of $50,000 or more and employ 50 or more employees must develop and maintain AAPs pursuant to Executive Order 11246 and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. If a contractor has at least 50 employees and a contract of $150,000 or more, then it must also develop an AAP pursuant to the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974.

For more information, please see the OFCCP Jurisdiction Thresholds Infographic.