This chapter contains procedures for conducting compliance reviews of construction contractors and subcontractors, including those involved in federally assisted construction projects. The purpose of the reviews is to determine whether contractors are complying with requirements prohibiting discrimination, and requiring affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Additionally, federal contractors and subcontractors are prohibited from, under certain circumstances, taking adverse employment actions against applicants and employees for asking about, discussing, or sharing information about their pay or the pay of their co-workers. This chapter also contains procedures specific to Mega Construction Projects.171
171. Mega Construction Projects are defined as a construction project spanning more than one year, with a value of at least $25 million.