Published by Set-Aside Alert Newsletter: The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) is a federal agency charged with ensuring that approximately 200,000 federal contractors refrain from discrimination and take affirmative action to provide equal employment opportunities for certain protected classes of workers. In recent years OFCCP has developed a reputation as being difficult to work with to resolve concerns and differences arising out of compliance audits. Additionally, compliance requirements under the jurisdiction of the OFCCP are generally not well understood. On May 1 , OFCCP took the first step in changing these perceptions by announcing its action plan to provide contractors with more compliance information and training and committing to more transparent investigations (“Action Plan”).