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Affirmative Action Planning

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Affirmative Action Planning ensures that workforces of U.S. Government contracting companies reflect the diversity of the communities where they recruit and work. The goal is to find the best and most skilled person for the job, by broadening where and how recruiting is done.

Gerstco can help with all the technical aspects of affirmative action planning and, at the same time, provide insight into any workforce facing companies.

What is an AAP?

As a condition of doing business with the U.S. Federal Government, companies meeting certain contract and employment levels must prepare, in accordance with U.S. federal regulations, an Affirmative Action Program (AAP). Learn More...

Who is Required to do Affirmative Action Planning?

U.S. federal contractors and subcontractors with 50 or more employees and $50,000 or more in contracts must create an AAP as a condition of doing business with the U.S. Government. Learn More...

What are the Regulations Governing AAP?

Executive Order 11246 was signed into law in 1965 and forms the basis for the regulations governing the preparation of the AAP. To access a copy of the AAP regulations, go to www.dol.gov. Learn More...

Who Enforces Affirmative Action?

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), an agency under the U.S. Department of Labor, is primarily responsible for conducting compliance evaluations of contractors' AAPs. Learn More...