What is Affirmative Action?

At its highest level, Affirmative Action is a commitment by a company to make every good faith effort to take positive, results-oriented steps to eliminate employment barriers to women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Affirmative Action is not a quota system or requirement to extend preference to unqualified candidates. In fact, government regulations forbid […]

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Do I Need to Complete an Affirmative Action Plan?

How do you know if your company needs to maintain a federal affirmative action plan for women and minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities? Here are the questions you’ll need to ask to make that determination: How many employees do you have? Does your company have 50 or more employees? If your company has less […]

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Understanding Your Affirmative Action Plan

Due to the complexity of information provided in your Affirmative Action Plan we have created a brief document that walks you through the process of reviewing your HudsonMann Affirmative Action Reports.  As always, please contact your Compliance Specialist with any specific questions.  

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What are the EEO Race Codes?

IDENTIFICATION OF RACE /ETHNICITY Sourced from EEOC website 1 White (not Hispanic or Latino) – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, North Africa, or the Middle East. 2 Black or African American (not Hispanic or Latino) – A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of […]

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What are affirmative action job groups?

AAP job groups are a subdivision of EEO Categories that more narrowly group  jobs that require similar skills, have similar promotional opportunities, and pay similar wages. Your company determines its own job groups. The job group code can be letters, numbers, or a combination of both. If there are fewer than 150 employees in your […]

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What are the EEO job categories?

Description of EEO-1 Job Categories Sourced from EEOC website 1.1 Executive/Senior Level Officials and Managers – Individuals who plan, direct and formulate policies, set strategy and provide the overall direction of organizations. Example: chief executive officers, chief operating officers, chief financial officers, line of business heads, presidents or executive vice presidents, chief information officers, chief […]

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How do I understand AAP reports?

Adverse Impact Analysis: These reports are used by OFCCP to determine if discrimination has occurred. The percentage of hires, promotions, terminations and transfers are compared by race and gender using the two standard deviation analysis. If adverse impact is indicated you should conduct an analysis to determine if your personnel practices result in discrimination. Many […]

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Sample EEO Policy and EO Clause Language

Federal affirmative action regulations mandate that Federal contractors include an Equal Opportunity (EO) clause in all contracts, subcontracts and purchase orders.  The intent is to make the nondiscrimination and affirmative action provisions of Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act, and the Jobs for […]

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