Affirmative Action in the Workplace

Q: As an employer, am I required to have an affirmative action program?  

Federal contractors and subcontractors are required to take affirmative action to ensure that all individuals have an equal opportunity for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran. Non-construction (service and supply) contractors with 50 or more employees and government contracts of $50,000 or more are required to develop and implement a written affirmative action program (AAP). Affirmative action programs consist of three parts: 1) problem identification, 2) self-analysis, and 3) action-oriented programs. An AAP is defined as a "set of specific and result-oriented procedures to which a contractor commits itself to apply every good faith effort." For construction contractors, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) establishes goals and specifies affirmative action which must be undertaken.

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