Affirmative Action Workbook

The 34th Annual Affirmative Action Workbook was updated for NELI's Affirmative Action Briefing series in October 2016.

The 34th Annual Affirmative Action Workbook addresses the many developments affecting federal contractors and refocused priorities being implemented by OFCCP and its Director, Patricia Shiu. All new initiatives by DOL and OFCCP will be included.

This Workbook is intended to serve as a reference guide to non-discrimination and affirmative action regulations and requirements pursuant to Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (38 U.S.C. 4212), as amended.

This Workbook is substantially updated and revised to take into account OFCCPs "Affirmative Action Program" Executive Order 11246 regulations published in final form on November 13, 2000; its "Compliance Check" Final Rule published on June 22, 2005; its "Internet Applicant Regulations" Final Rule published on October 7, 2005; its "Protected Veterans" Final Rule published on December 1, 2005; its "EO Survey" termination regulation published in final form on September 6, 2006; OFCCP's second set of "Protected Veterans" Final Rules published on August 8, 2007; and other administrative and legal developments since then.

We wish to thank John C. Fox, Esq., with Fox, Wang & Morgan, P.C., editor of this Workbook for his diligent work. Reproduction of materials contained in this Workbook, in whole or in part, is permitted with prior authorization of the copyright holder.


  • Recent Significant OFCCP Developments
  • VEVRAA's Listing of Available Job Requirements
  • The Coming Presidential Transition
  • Complying with OFCCP's New "Pay Transparency" Regulations
  • Specific Jobseeker Disposition Codes to Avoid and Use
  • Complying with OFCCP's New Sex Discrimination Rule
  • How to Defend Failure to Hire Audits/Litigation
  • How to Properly think About Private Compensation Reviews and Defend OFCCP Compensation Audits
  • Recent OFCCP Case Decisions Significantly Affecting Contractors
  • The Most Common HR Issues Arising from OFCCP's Section 503/VEVRAA Programs
  • How to Defend Against OFCCP's New Style of Supply & Service Audits
  • Recently Published Federal Government Documents
  • For more detailed information about each topic, please refer to the program description in the brochure for the Affirmative Action Briefing.

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