Maintaining an AAP means more than checking off the box once a year– there are requirements, such as those described above, which require more action on your part. The certification on the Contractor Portal will read “I certify that the information that has been provided as a part of our affirmative action plan (AAP) certification is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I also understand that any attempt to refuse to submit an AAP certification, alteration or falsification of required records of administrative or judicial enforcement proceedings.”
Knowingly making false statements in writing to the government is no laughing matter. Title 18 of the U.S. Code § 1001 (a) (1-3) states that individuals that knowingly and willfully make any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation shall be fined or imprisoned. Put your mind at ease by ensuring you’re fully compliant.