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PART I

OVERVIEW OF THE OFCCP

CHAPTER 1

OVERVIEW OF THE OFCCP

Introduction

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

(OFCCP) is charged with the responsibility for adminis

tering three major programs :

Executive Order 11246,

as amended; Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of

1973, as amended; and Section 402 of the Vietnam Era

Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974.

Executive Order 11246, as amended, prohibits

discrimination in employment because of race, color,

religion, sex, or national origin, and requires Govern

ment contractors to take affirmative action to insure

that equal opportunity is provided in all aspects of

their employment.

Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as

amended (hereafter Section 503), requires that Federal

contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action in

the employment and advancement in employment of quali

fied handicapped individuals.

Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjust

ment Assistance Act of 1974 (hereafter Section 402) re

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paved the way for the present office of Federal Contract

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of 10 persons, 6 representing the general public and

4 representing the principal procurement agencies of

the Government.

In 1953, President Eisenhower created the President's

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