Affirmative Action Plans

Who is an Affirmative Action employer?

You are an Affirmative Action employer if you have:

  • Federal contracts or subcontracts worth $10,000 or more
  • OR 50 or more employees and contracts worth $50,000 or more
  • OR are a construction contractor or subcontractor with a federal or federally assisted contract valued at more than $10,000.

Who is a federal government contractor or subcontractor?

Your company may be a government contractor if you sell your product or service directly to a federal agency.  Depending on the dollar amount of the contract and how many employees you have, there may be an obligation to have an affirmative action program and a written affirmative action plan.  If your company’s product or service can be traced to the fulfillment of a government contract through another company (or two!), then you may be a subcontractor and may have all the same obligations under the affirmative action regulations.

Affirmative Action Regulations

If you are an Affirmative Action employer, you may be required to comply with Executive Order 11246, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Vietnam-Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act and Jobs for Veterans Act.  Employers with 50 or more employees and contracts worth $50,000 or more are required to have a written Affirmative Action Plan according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP.)  You may also be subject to compliance checks and reviews (at your workplace), and “glass ceiling” audits at your corporate office.

Affirmative Action Services

Developing an Affirmative Action Program is intimidating for most organizations. The Employers Association (TEA) can assist your department with a complete written plan including, narrative, workforce and job group analysis, availability and utilization analysis, and adverse impact analysis.  Staff members can also aid in compensation analyses as well as compliance reviews and checks.  TEA also developed a compliance assessment to perform mock audits and make recommendations to individual companies in preparation for OFCCP desk audits.  The OFCCP audits thousands of plans and collects millions of dollars in financial remedies from contractors each year. Your company may even be disqualified from receiving federal contracts in the future. Do not wait until you are audited to write your plan!

Why choose TEA?

  • Knowledgeable, experienced staff
  • Fully integrated, customized software program
  • Up-to-date reports in compliance with current regulations
  • Cost-effective outsourcing
  • Proactive, positive relationship with local OFCCP officials

What sets us apart?

For nearly 30 years, The Employers Association staff has assisted numerous organizations throughout the country with the design, documentation, implementation, and update of their Affirmative Action Plan (AAP.)  In the last year, TEA wrote more than 140 plans and assisted several companies with OFCCP compliance reviews. The Employers Association can save your organization time, money and frustration.  The association’s working relationship with the OFCCP ensures that your Affirmative Action plan complies with the government’s latest regulations.  Our professional staff will work with you directly to interpret regulations and create a plan that is customized to your needs.

For more information about our Affirmative Action services, contact us at 704.522.8011 or