Equal Opportunity & Diversity Office
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is part of the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment Standards Administration. It has a national network of six Regional Offices, each with District and Area Offices in major metropolitan centers. The Department of Labors Employment Standards Administrations Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) enforces the Executive Order 11246, as amended; Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended and the affirmative action provisions (Section 4212) of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act, as amended. Taken together, these laws ban discrimination and require Federal contractors and subcontractors to take affirmative action to ensure that all individuals have an equal opportunity for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran.
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
OFCCP Affirmative Action Laws and Regulations
OFCCP Affirmative Action Facts
Executive Order 11246
II. Affirmative Action and Diversity (Non-Government) Sites:
Diversity Web: Numerous links to research and resources; campus profiles; leaders guides for discussion; and the University of Maryland's searchable Diversity Database. "Diversity Web links Colleges and Universities that are working to engage the diversity of United States society in educational mission, campus climate, curriculum focus and connections with the larger society."
Center for Advancement of Racial And Ethnic Equity (CAREE) supervises ACE's Minority Initiative, which was launched in 1981 in response to declining rates of minority participation in higher education. Through its publications, CAREE has become one of the nation's major sources of information on the educational status of minorities, exemplary programs aimed at improving the campus climate for persons of color, and the challenges faced by academe in its efforts to continue to increase participation rates and degree attainment by U.S. ethnic minorities.
Office of Women in Higher Education: The Office of Women in Higher Education (OWHE) provides information and counsel to many constituencies within the higher education community concerning policies, issues, and strategies that affect women's education and advancement.
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights: Articles on Equal Opprtunity The Leadership Conference was founded in 1950 and today consists of 185 national organizations. The website contains articles about various civil rights issues, including affirmative action in employment and education.
The American Association for Affirmative Action is the association of professionals managing affirmative action, equal opportunity, diversity and other human resource programs.
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