Affirmative Action

Ensure your Affirmative Action Plan
is fully compliant with federal law

When your government contracts are on the line, you need a solid, compliant plan.

As an affirmative action employer, you already have significant tasks on your plate that aren’t easily delegated, such as engaging in effective outreach to expand your applicant pool and keeping detailed records of your hiring process.

Don’t put your organization at risk by failing to keep up with changes in the Department of Labor's regulations and enforcement tactics.  Take the uncertainty out of your Affirmative Action planning and let Vigilant's skilled team make sure your Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) is compliant before it’s too late.

In addition, we'll help you by staying abreast of shifting developments in affirmative action enforcement, compiling written plans covering each of your U.S. facilities, and monitoring your personnel actions for adverse impact.

What's Included

If you have a covered federal “supply or service” contract, here’s how we can help you. With the exception of on-site assistance during an audit, all of the services below are included in a flat annual fee:
Written AAP

We prepare your written affirmative action plan, including all required analyses and reports, based on your electronic data.

Affirmative action counsel

Our attorneys and staff are available throughout the year for unlimited affirmative action questions, such as how to track applicants under the OFCCP’s Internet applicant rules.

Action-oriented programs

We’ll help you develop custom strategies to achieve your annual percentage placement goals or correct adverse impact.

Audit assistance

In the event of an OFCCP audit, we’ll guide you through the process and negotiate with the agency. We also provide on-site assistance if desired for a reasonable fee.

Model EEO language

We'll help you tailor EEO forms and policies, such as for self-ID invitations, outreach letters, subcontracts, purchase orders, and job ads.

Is my company at risk?

  • Who needs an Affirmative Action Plan?

    Companies and organization that have at least 50 employees and hold a federal government contract/subcontract of $50,000 or more must have a compliant AAP.

  • What is an Affirmative Action Plan?

    From the time you accept a government contract, you have 120 days to put your Affirmative Action programs in place and you must continue to update them annually. The plans analyze and address recruitment and personnel decisions, taking into account gender, race/ethnicity, veteran status, and disability status.

  • Who enforces AAP compliance?

    The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) conducts random audits and can order employers to change their practices and pay lost wages to applicants and employees or risk being debarred from all federal contracts.

  • I just received an audit letter from the OFCCP. Can you help?

    From the time the notice of a random audit arrives on your CEO’s desk, you have only 30 days to submit a fully compliant AAP along with an abundance of supporting information. For some, your only option may be damage control. You can count on us for support throughout this entire process. Learn more about why you should be prepared.