Celebrating 50 years of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

October 5, 2015

On Sept. 24, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Executive Order 11246, making the Labor Department the enforcer of provisions prohibiting federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment based on race, color, creed or national origin.  This was the beginning of what has become the federal government’s preeminent employment rights agency, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, which was established 50 years ago during a critical period that challenged our country to ensure that the promise of justice and freedom extended to all Americans - regardless of their race, color, creed or national origin. More information can be found here: http://www.dol.gov/featured/ofccp50/.