On August 31, 2021, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published its approval of the OFCCP’s Affirmative Action Program Verification Interface (‘AAVI’). It has been a long time coming. A 2016 General Administration Office (GAO) study concluded that federal contractors should be required to verify that they create their mandated Affirmative Action Plans (AAPs). The OFCCP developed verification plans that went through public ‘notice and comment’ in 2019 and again in 2020.
The OMB approval links to a .pdf ‘Federal Contractor User Guide’, which sheds light on what the AAVI program might entail. The document outlines how to establish