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A Few Tips for Navigating OFCCP Contractor Portal Registration Issues

OFCCP’s Contractor Portal, which will be used for certifying AAP development, as well as for uploading documents and data during a compliance review, opened for registration (not AAP certification) on February 1.  If you’ve tried to register as a federal contractor or subcontractor at the OFCCP Contractor Portal, you may have encountered some “challenges.”  We have.

For example:

  • EEO-1 Company Number:  the system told us that the pre-populated employer company identification was associated with another employer.  Turns out, the company number is only the first six digits for Portal registration, not the complete seven digits that appear in your 2018 EEO-1 report.  OFCCP clarified this point this week in a mass e-mail:

    • Enter only the first six digits of the 2018 EEO-1 identifiers when completing the fields “Headquarter/Company Number” and “Establishment/Unit Number.” Each identifier you enter must be a six-digit number. If an EEO-1 identifier has more than six digits, enter only the first six digits of the number.

    • Enter EEO-1 identifiers from the 2018 EEO-1 report only. The Contractor Portal’s registration process is configured to work only with information from the 2018 EEO-1 report. At this time, no other versions of the EEO-1 report are supported.

  • DUNS number:  we found that to register, we needed a “0” as the first digit in the DUNS.  Without the “0,” we received an error message with no guidance as to how to correct the issue.

  • Establishment Information:  when we attempted to modify Establishment information, we encountered an error regarding the Company Number, without any guidance.  However, when we deleted the pre-populated Company Number, we were able to edit the Establishment information.

It appears that there will be challenges to Contractor Portal registration and that OFCCP will provide guidance as it becomes aware of the issues.  Likewise, as we encounter issues or tips, we will supplement this blog.  Stay tuned!

Jackson Lewis P.C. © 2022National Law Review, Volume XII, Number 40
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Laura Mitchell, Jackson Lewis, Management Representation lawyer, Contractual Drafting Attorney
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Laura A. Mitchell is a Principal in the Denver, Colorado, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She represents management exclusively in all areas of employment law, focusing on affirmative action and government contractor compliance.

Ms. Mitchell is a Principal in the firm’s Affirmative Action and OFCCP Defense practice group, representing government and non-government contractors in Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) matters, preparing for and defending OFCCP audits, and counseling employers on issues stemming...

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F. Christopher Chrisbens, Jackson Lewis, litigation attorney, employment law, intellectual property legal counsel, OFCCP compliance lawyer
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F. Christopher Chrisbens is Of Counsel in the Denver, Colorado, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Over his years as a litigation attorney, manager, trainer and workplace investigator, Mr. Chrisbens has developed a diverse array of employment law skills serving employers in a variety of legal and corporate settings.

Mr. Chrisbens began his career as a litigator and appellate practitioner in Los Angeles, California, and later returned to Boulder, Colorado where he was partner in a Boulder firm practicing in the areas of commercial...

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