Affirmative Action Resources*

Affirmative Action Federal Law:

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 Labor’s Employment Standards Administration’s 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) Affirmative Action Laws and Regulations


Affirmative Action Resources in Higher Education:

American Council on Education: The American Council on Education (ACE) provides leadership and advocacy within the higher education community concerning policies, issues, and strategies that affect education and advancement.

Leadership Conference on Civil Rights: Articles on Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity 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 Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED) is an association of professionals managing affirmative action, equal opportunity, diversity and other human resource programs.

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