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The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Releases New Guidance on Artificial Intelligence

Source: OFCCP

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released an Artificial Intelligence (AI) landing page with new guidance and information about the use of AI in federal contractors’ employment process.

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. These EEO obligations extend to the federal contractor’s use of AI when making employment decisions.

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. OFCCP’s guidance seeks to help federal contractors navigate these emerging technologies in employment.

OFCCP’s AI landing page includes these new resources:

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