OFCCP Updates Required EEO Posters for Federal Contractors

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) updated its website to include the new “Know Your Rights” poster, which replaces the previous “EEO is the Law” poster and “EEO is the Law” Supplement. The “Know Your Rights” poster summarizes the federal laws prohibiting job discrimination and explains how employees or applicants can file a complaint if they believe they have experienced discrimination.

Federal contractors must now use the “Know Your Rights” poster instead of the 2009 “EEO is the Law” poster and the 2015 “EEO is the Law” Supplement. Federal contractors are still required to post the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision and include it in employee handbooks and manuals.

The “Know Your Rights” poster and the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision inform applicants and employees of federal contractors of their rights protected by OFCCP, and contractors must post them in a place where applicants and employees can access them, including employees working offsite. All applicants and employees must have a way to access the poster, either electronically or physically.  For more information on how contractors can meet posting requirements, refer to OFCCP’s Postings & Notice Requirements Guide.

The “Know Your Rights” poster includes these changes:  

  • Notes that harassment is a prohibited form of discrimination.
  • Clarifies that sex discrimination includes discrimination based on pregnancy and related conditions, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
  • Explains protections under Executive Order 11246 related to asking about, disclosing, or discussing pay.
  • Eliminates the need for federal contractors to post the 2015 EEO is the Law Supplement.

The poster is currently available in English and Spanish and will be available in additional languages later.

For more information, contact Claiborne Guy at or 703-837-5382.

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