The OFCCP (Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs) recently posted sample affirmative action plans (AAPs), styled for use by federal contractors with less than 150 employees. The sample AAPs, which can be found here http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/AAPs/AAPs.htm, comply with federal regulations regarding employment of veterans and persons with disabilities.
Federal contractors with more than 150 employees should be able to revise the AAPs to use job group categories other than the EEO-1 categories contained in the sample AAPs. As the sample AAPs indicate, there is no single “right” way to craft an AAP and employers are allowed a certain amount of latitude to craft a plan that best fits their organization. However, the sample plans provide a good idea of what the OFCCP will be looking for in an AAP.
Crafting and implementing an Affirmative Action Plan can be a complicated and time-consuming process. Employers who are required to do so are encouraged to retain a professional to assist them.