How does an affirmative action plan comply with equal employment opportunity law?

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    1. BluedogGirl Says:

      An affirmative action plan is a document that describes a company’s programs, policies and procedures designed to assure that all individuals have equal opportunities in all employment decisions and practices. In addition, it also contains certain statistical analyses of the company’s workforce. The purpose of these analyses is to assist the company in identifying potential problem areas, including possible discriminatory practices, so that the company can take the appropriate affirmative action where needed. Federal regulations establish a twelve-month cycle for AAPs and contractors must update them annually.

      Three major laws affect federal contractors and require that they implement affirmative action programs–Executive Order 11246, the Rehabilitation Act and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA). All three laws prohibit discrimination in employment and specify certain affirmative action obligations for contractors (and subcontractors) depending upon the dollar amount of the contractor’s government contracts (or subcontracts) and the number of employees in the contractor’s workforce. In addition, Executive Order 11246 imposes different affirmative action obligations for construction and non-construction contractors.