May 8, 2024 • News

OFCCP Releases New Guidance on AI

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has released new guidance to inform federal contractors about the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the employment process. While some federal contractors may use AI systems to increase productivity and efficiency in their employment decision-making, the use of AI systems also has the potential to perpetuate unlawful bias and automate unlawful discrimination, among other harmful outcomes. Covered federal contractors are obligated by law to ensure they do not discriminate in employment and that they take affirmative action to ensure employees and applicants are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. For more information, see the OFCCP’s Artificial Intelligence: Federal Contractor Compliance Obligations landing page, which includes the Federal Contractor Guide – Artificial Intelligence and Equal Employment Opportunity for Federal Contractors with FAQs on AI and equal employment opportunity (EEO).