The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is an agency in the United States Department of Labor responsible for ensuring that employers conducting business with the federal government comply with three equal employment opportunity laws. Since its creation and later consolidation within the Department of Labor, OFCCP’s enforcement authority has covered a significant portion of the American labor force.

The three equal employment opportunity laws OFCCP administers and enforces are:

In addition to enforcement of these laws, OFCCP’s mission includes providing compliance assistance to federal contractors and subcontractors. Throughout its history, there have been a total of 16 Directors of the OFCC and OFCCP.


Through each administration, every subsequent Secretary of Labor and Director has expanded and built upon OFCCP’s foundational mission while also serving as stalwart custodians of the first civil rights agency in the executive branch devoted to the American ideal of equality. As it carries its foundational principles and enforcement obligations into the 21st century, OFCCP will continue to be an indispensable tool for ensuring equality of opportunity and nondiscrimination throughout America’s federal workforce.