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Directives

The Directives System has been periodically reviewed and updated to eliminate obsolete or redundant materials. Since December 2011, the Division of Policy, Planning and Program Development has been reviewing directives to determine whether they should remain active or be rescinded. As a result of this review, this page provides access to all current OFCCP Directives that have been issued as interpretative guidance and their new reference numbers which consist of the fiscal year of issuance followed by a sequential number. Directives are listed in order of release date.

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Directive Directive No. Date Open As
Calculating Back Pay as a Part of Make-Whole Relief for Victims of Employment Discrimination (referenced as Directive No. 310) DIR 2013-04 7/17/2013 PDF HTML
Procedures for Reviewing Contractor Compensation Systems and Practices (referenced as Directive 307 and ADM Notice/Compensation) DIR 2013-03 2/28/2013 PDF HTML
Complying with Nondiscrimination Provisions: Criminal Record Restrictions and Discrimination Based on Race and National Origin (referenced as Directive 306 and ADM Notice) DIR 2013-02 1/29/2013 PDF HTML
Functional Affirmative Action Programs (referenced as Directive 305) DIR 2013-01 12/17/2012 PDF HTML
Active Case Enforcement (ACE) Procedures (referenced as Transmittal No. 295 and ADM Notice/Other) DIR 2011-01 12/16/2010 PDF HTML
Verification Procedures under E.O. 13496, Notification of Employee Rights under Federal Labor Laws, and the Department of Labor’s Implementing Regulations at 29 C.F.R. Part 471 (referenced as Transmittal No. 290 and ADM Notice/Other) DIR 2010-01 6/15/2010 PDF HTML
Federal Contractors’ Obligation to Maintain and Analyze Race and Ethnicity Data of Applicants and Employees in AAPs Prepared in Accordance with Executive Order 11246, as amended (referenced as Transmittal No. 283 and ADM Notice/Other) DIR 2008-02 8/14/2008 PDF HTML
Preserving Employment and Personnel Records in Electronic Format (referenced as Transmittal No. 279 and ADM Notice/Other) DIR 2008-01 5/14/2008 PDF HTML
Investigative Procedures When a Test(s) is One Cause of Adverse Impact in Hiring (referenced as Transmittal No. 267 and ADM Notice/Testing) DIR 2005-01 10/15/2004 PDF HTML
Separate Facility Exemptions/Waivers (referenced as Transmittal No. 260 and ADM Notice/Separate Facility Exemption/Waiver) DIR 2002-01 9/13/2002 PDF HTML
Numerical Goals Under Executive Order 11246 (referenced as Transmittal No. 207 and ADM Notice/Other) DIR 1996-01 12/13/1995 PDF HTML
Establishing Jurisdiction Over an Employer Against Whom a Complaint is Filed (referenced as Transmittal No. 136 and ADM 90-2/COMPL) DIR 1990-01 5/18/1990 PDF HTML
Interim DOL/DOT Memorandum of Understanding (referenced as Policy Issuance 80-6/EO-1, Order No. 450a3, ADM 80-1/IntAg) DIR 1980-01 2/4/1980 HTML

The following Notices of Rescission expire 90 days after their issuance date.

  • Notice of Rescission of Five Outdated or Redundant Directives — Dated September 13, 2013 
  • Notice of Rescission of Directive 261 — Dated August 6, 2013 
  • Notice of Rescission — Dated July 24, 2013 
  • Rescission of Directive 239, Implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), OFCCP and General Service Administrative (GSA) — Dated July 12, 2013