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Executive Order 11246

Executive Order 11246 (E.O. 11246) prohibits certain Federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Additionally, it protects applicants and employees from discriminatory discipline, including firing, for asking about, discussing or disclosing their pay or the pay of their co-workers. E.O. 11246 applies to Federal contractors and subcontractors and to federally assisted construction contractors and subcontractors, who do over $10,000 in government business in one year. E.O. 11246 also requires covered government contractors to take affirmative action to insure that equal opportunity is provided in all aspects of employment.

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) administers and enforces E.O. 11246.

Poster Requirements

Contractors and subcontractors who hold a single Federal contract or subcontract in excess of $10,000 or who hold contracts or subcontracts with the Federal government in any 12-month period that have a total value of more than $10,000 are required to post the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) notice, EEO is the Law poster (PDF) and supplement. Federal contractors and subcontractors who (1) hold government bills of lading; (2) serve as a depository of Federal funds in any amount; or (3) act as issuing and paying agents for U.S. savings bonds and notes must also post the EEO is the Law poster and supplement.

The notice and supplement must be posted in conspicuous places available to employees and applicants for employment and representatives of each labor union with which the covered contractor or subcontractor has a collective bargaining agreement, such as, the personnel office, work-out facility, lunchroom, or company bulletin board. There is no particular size requirement.

The notice and supplement are available in Spanish and Chinese. Posting of the notice in languages other than English is not required.

Additionally, contractors and subcontractors who hold a single Federal contract or subcontract in excess of $10,000 or who hold contracts or subcontracts with the Federal government in any 12-month period that have a total value of more than $10,000 are required to post the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision. Federal contractors and subcontractors who (1) hold government bills of lading; (2) serve as a depository of Federal funds in any amount; or (3) act as issuing and paying agents for U.S. savings bonds and notes must also post the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

This posting requirement may be accomplished by posting the provision electronically or by posting a copy of the provision in conspicuous places available for employees and applicants. There is no particular size requirement.

DOL Contacts

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)(http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/)
E-mail: OFCCP-Public@dol.gov
Tel: 1-866-4USADOL (1-866-487-2365) or 1-800-397-6251; TTY: 1-877-889-5627


EEOC Poster Requirement

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). These laws cover all private employers, state and local governments, and education institutions that employ 15 or more individuals. These laws also cover private and public employment agencies, labor organizations, and joint labor management committees controlling apprenticeship and training.

Poster Requirements

Employers with 15 or more employees must post notice describing the Federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, equal pay, disability and genetic information. The “EEO is the Law” poster summarizes these laws and explains how an employee or applicant can file a complaint if s/he believes that s/he has been the victim of discrimination. The notice must be posted prominently, where it can be readily seen by employees and applicants for employment, e.g., personnel office, work-out facility, lunchroom, or company bulletin board. There is no particular size requirement.

The “EEO is the Law” poster is also available in Spanish and Chinese. Posting of the notice in other languages is not required.

DOL Contacts

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)(http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/)
E-mail: OFCCP-Public@dol.gov
Tel: 1-866-4USADOL (1-866-487-2365) or 1-800-397-6251; TTY: 1-877-889-5627


The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 503

Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 503) prohibits discrimination and requires certain employers to take affirmative action to hire, retain, and promote qualified individuals with disabilities. Section 503 applies to all Federal contracts or subcontracts that exceed $10,000. All Federal contractors and subcontractors with covered contracts must include a specific equal opportunity clause in each of their nonexempt contracts and subcontracts.

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)  administers and enforces Section 503.

Though the Section 503 statute has not been amended, in 2004, Congress enacted Section 807 of the Ronald Reagan National Defense Authorization Act, codified at 41 U.S.C. 1908. This law requires the Federal Acquisition Regulation Council (FAR Council) to review the dollar threshold amounts in certain Federal agency procurement related laws every five years to determine whether they need to be adjusted for inflation. As a result of these reviews, the FAR Council implemented inflationary adjustments of acquisition-related dollar thresholds for Section 503.

In 2010, the FAR implemented an adjustment for Section 503 changing the threshold amount from $10,000 to $15,000. See "Federal Acquisition Regulation; Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds," 75 FR 53129 (2010). OFCCP adopted the FAR acquisition related inflationary adjustment for Section 503.

Poster Requirements

Contractors and subcontractors who hold a single Federal contract or subcontract in excess of $10,000 are required to post the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) notice, EEO is the Law poster (PDF) and supplement. Federal contractors and subcontractors who (1) hold government bills of lading; (2) serve as a depository of Federal funds in any amount; or (3) act as issuing and paying agents for U.S. savings bonds and notes must also post the EEO is the Law poster and supplement.

The notice and supplement must be posted in conspicuous places available to employees and applicants for employment and representatives of each labor union with which the covered contractor or subcontractor has a collective bargaining agreement, such as, the personnel office, work-out facility, lunchroom, or company bulletin board. There is no particular size requirement.

The notice and supplement are available in Spanish Spanish and Chinese. Posting of the notice in languages other than English is not required.

Contractors that have the obligation to develop a written Section 503 AAP must post a notice at each establishment providing the location and hours the AAP may be viewed. Additionally, the policy statement required by the Section 503 AAP regulations must be posted on company bulletin boards, and made available in accessible format, if necessary, (e.g., large print, or audio file) so that applicants and employees with disabilities are informed of the contents of the policy statement.

DOL Contacts

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)(http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/)
E-mail: OFCCP-Public@dol.gov
Tel: 1-866-4USADOL (1-866-487-2365) or 1-800-397-6251; TTY: 1-877-889-5627


For questions on other DOL laws, please call DOL's Toll-Free Help Line at 1-866-4-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365). Live assistance is available in English and Spanish, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Additional service is available in more than 140 languages through a translation service.