A recently updated OFCCP infographic illustrates the jurisdictional thresholds triggering the requirement for contractors to comply with nondiscrimination and affirmative action requirements. Every five years, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FAR Council) is required to review the dollar threshold amounts in some federal agency procurement related laws to determine if adjustments need to be made for inflation. The FAR Council does not review EO 11246 thresholds, but does determine thresholds for Section 503 and VEVRAA.
Effective October 1, 2010, the FAR Council implemented inflationary adjustments for Section 503; changing the supply and service contractor threshold for a written affirmative action plan (AAP) from $10,000 in contracts to $15,000. Effective October 1, 2015, inflationary adjustments have been implemented for VEVRAA; changing the supply and service contractor threshold for a written affirmative action plan (AAP) from $100,000 in contracts to $150,000. Notably, this increase in the VEVRAA threshold applies to VETS-4212 filing requirements, as well. Additional information on the effect of the FAR adjustment on these filing requirements can be found here.
By Jana Garman, Consultant, and Kristen Pryor, Consultant at DCI Consulting Group