Affirmative Action Plans are required for all contractors who have 50 employees and $50,000 in federal contracts, with a few exceptions. The efforts of contractors and subcontractors must be taken to recruit and advance qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities and covered veterans. Detailed guidelines are available at the Department of Labor's website.
What is important to know . . . employers in general should:
- keep a record of applicants and the disposition of those candidates.
- document internal promotions, transfers, layoffs and separations.
- document actions taken to source and promote diverse candidates internal and external to the organization.
Affirmative action includes training programs, outreach efforts and other positive steps for inclusion. Procedures and self-assessments should be incorporated into the company's employee handbook. An Affirmative Action Plan is a living, breathing document – they should review reviewed and updated annually.
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