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Human Resources
Unemployed and Underemployed
You Too Can Participate in International Women's Year 1975
What Is Affirmative Action?
Know Your Schools - (Do You?)
Public Workshop on Sex Bias in Education
Are Empty Jets Flying to the West Coast Burning Up Fuel?
State Convention - May 16-17 (tentative)
Board News
Congratulations on their Successful Elections to LWVers
Know Your Schools Questionnaire

What Is Affirmative Action?

combating discrimination in employment

The American dream of equal opportunity for all has not yet been realized. An affirmative action plan is one way for employers to demonstrate commitment to the letter and spirit of the law by moving ahead to eliminate discrimination in organizations or institutions. Institutions with federal contracts of $50,000 or more and 50 or more employees are required by Executive Order 11246 to file affirmative action plans. Institutions with contracts of $10,000 or more are covered by provisions of this regulation but are not required to file plans. There is no one best format or style, but any affirmative action plan should address itself at least to the following conditions of employment:

  • Recruitment, selection, layoff, discharge and recall

  • Opportunities for promotion

  • Retirement plans and benefits

  • Opportunities for in-service training

  • Sick leave time and pay

  • Medical, hospital, life and accident insurance

  • Overtime work and pay

  • Vacation time and pay

  • Wages and salaries

The chief executive officer of the institution must be responsible for administration of the plan Available grievance procedures as specified in a negotiated contract would apply to ensure proper application and interpretation of the affirmative action plan.

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