Equal Opportunity & Diversity Office

Affirmative Action and Diversity Resources*


I. U.S. Government Sites Relating To Affirmative Action

II. Affirmative Action and Diversity Resources Additional Sites


I. U.S. Government Web Sites:

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)

OFCCP Affirmative Action Laws and Regulations

OFCCP Affirmative Action Facts

Executive Order 11246


II. Affirmative Action and Diversity (Non-Government) Sites:

Diversity Matters at UMass Amherst:: This site highlights efforts at UMass Amherst, where you can find out about the exemplary work being that is being done in the area of diversity on campus and in the local area.

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."

Diversity in Leadership - 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 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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