ACCORDING TO THE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION (EEOC), AFFIRMATIVE ACTION (AA) REFERS TO THE ACTIONS TAKEN TO OVERCOME THE EFFECTS OF PAST OR PRESENT PRACTICES, POLICIES, OR OTHER BARRIERS TO EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY.
According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), affirmative action (AA) refers to the actions taken to overcome the effects of past or present practices, policies, or other barriers to equal employment opportunity. AA provides companies an opportunity to correct previous injustices and past mistakes so that equal opportunities are afforded to all employees within the organization.
Using, the Internet or other sources, locate and review an Affirmative Action plan (ATTACHED).
Look at the following key components in the plan:
The organization’s commitment to affirmative action.
Managerial responsibility, or authority, to direct implementation.
Communication methods to broadcast the policies and procedures.
Goals and timetables to improve the utilization of males, females, and minorities in underutilized areas.
Internal audit and reporting processes to evaluate the progress.
A community outreach program to develop internal and external support for diversity programs.
In what ways does the plan you selected provide a fair opportunity for all employees in the organization? Why?
Use APA format and references.
June 27, 2011
Madison Metropolitan School District
Plan Years: September 1, 2011 – December 31, 2016
Superintendent Daniel A. Nerad
Affirmative Action Officer Amos Anderson
June 27, 2011
TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE
A. Memo from the Superintendent ii
Section I. Affirmative Action Policy Statement 1
Section II. Nondiscrimination Policy 2
Section III. Harassment Policy 4
Section IV. Discrimination Complaint Procedures 6
Section V. Dissemination of AA/EEO Plan, the Affirmative Action 9
Policy Statement, the Nondiscrimination Policy Statement
and the Discrimination Complaint Procedure
Section VI. Responsibility and Accountability 11