OFCCP Announces New "Outreach and Education" Poster

On August 3, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced the release of a new outreach and education poster, "Opening Doors of Opportunity for All Workers."  The poster was developed based on feedback received during stakeholder listening sessions.  According to the OFCCP, the new poster is designed to increase public awareness of the OFCCP, and "highlights the obligation of employers to treat workers fairly and without discrimination, including paying workers fairly." The new poster appears on the portion of the OFCCP website directed to workers rather than contractors. Notably, there is currently no requirement that federal contractors display the new poster in the workplace.

By contrast, the OFCCP has long required employers holding federal contracts and subcontracts to display its poster titled "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."  Appearing in the "Federal Contractor" portion of the OFCCP's website, that poster must be displayed prominently, where it can be readily seen by employees, applicants, and representatives of labor organizations with which the employer has a collective bargaining agreement.  

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