An Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) is a written program in which a company details how it will ensure the right of all persons to advance on the basis of merit and ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin and other factors.
AAP or Affirmative Action Plan is a written document which provides details on what steps a company is taking our would take to ensure equal opportunities. Check out examples on OFCCP website
Employers covered by federal affirmative action obligations may also be required to establish certain policies and to offer applicants and employees the chance to voluntarily self-identify their race, gender, or veteran status, among other things.
OFCCP oversees compliance with these requirements and is done through compliance audits, which can escalate to on-site inspections.
Formal affirmative action plans are only required for federal contractors and subcontractors who meet the following criteria. Companies which come under this bracket must develop the AAP plan annually to comply with the law. The criteria are:
Please do check with the OFCCP website for more details and if you meet any of these conditions
All federal contractors and subcontractor should do internal audits to keep a track of relevant demographic information about their employees. These audits should ensure capturing information about:
OFCCP maintains a webpage with a sample affirmative action plan and how you can create one as well. Keep in mind that these are created with employers less than 150 employees and for larger employees, you should take additional help. Check out the samples here