The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) today released its first-ever Contractor Compliance Institute (CCI) – an interactive learning management system designed to educate employers with federal contracts and subcontracts on how to comply with OFCCP’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) regulations.
OFCCP developed the CCI to inform contractors on how to address EEO issues and make positive changes in the workplace. The CCI furthers this effort by providing useful tools for federal contractors to stay up-to-date with OFCCP programs and initiatives.
“I am very excited about the Contractor Compliance Institute,” said Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Director Craig E. Leen. “This compliance assistance program helps OFCCP achieve its important mission of ensuring equal employment opportunity. I encourage contractors to participate.”
Contractors can register for courses on the CCI webpage page, and subscribe to OFCCP email updates to receive timely notification of compliance assistance resources real time. Contractors may contact the OFCCP Help Line at 1-800-397-6251 (TTY 1-877-889-5627) to get additional information about the CCI.
OFCCP is a civil rights agency in the U.S. Department of Labor. It enforces Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. Collectively, these laws prohibit federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.
The Office of Compliance Initiatives (OCI) is a cross-agency effort that complements the department’s enforcement activities by strengthening and innovating compliance assistance outreach to provide employers and workers with access to information about their rights and responsibilities. As part of this, OCI launched worker.gov and employer.gov, both of which address a range of employment issues, including federal contractor responsibilities.