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Federal Contract Compliance Manual (FCCM)

FCCM Introduction

The FCCM provides new and experienced compliance officers the procedural framework for executing compliance evaluations and complaint investigations. It provides procedural and technical guidance on compliance issues based on current agency procedures and processes, and improves consistency across the agency’s regional and field offices. It does not establish substantive agency policy. Therefore, if there is an inconsistency between material in the FCCM and other OFCCP policies and its implementing regulations, the latter are controlling.

The FCCM is subject to change without public notice. It does not create new legal rights or requirements or change current legal rights or requirements for federal contractors. The official sources for contractors’ compliance obligations remain Executive Order 11246, as amended; Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended; OFCCP’s regulations at 41 CFR Part 60; and applicable case law.


Accessing the FCCM

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FCCM Manual

Federal Contract Compliance Manual (PDF)

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