Affirmative Action Plans
WHAT IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM?
An affirmative action program is a management tool designed to ensure equal opportunity in recruiting, hiring, training, promoting, and compensating individuals. An effective affirmative action program is a diagnostic tool that evaluates the composition of the workforce and compares it with the composition of the relevant labor pool and develops practical steps to address underutilization of specific groups.
An affirmative action program is, more than a paperwork exercise.
An effective affirmative action program includes policies, practices, and procedures that an employer implements to ensure that all qualified applicants and employees are receiving an equal opportunity for recruitment, selection, advancement, and every other term and privilege associated with employment.
Affirmative action, ideally, is a part of the way an employer regularly conducts its business
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS STATEMENT OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
The University of Massachusetts is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.
To fulfill that policy, the University of Massachusetts is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.
It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.
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