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Affirmative Action Plans: Words to Know
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New to Affirmative Action Planning? Here a few words, phrases and acronyms you need to know:

  • AAP – Affirmative Action Plan
  • EEO – Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Federal Contractor – Has a contract with the federal government and is subject to EO 11246
  • Department of Labor (DOL) – Federal governing agency over EEO/Affirmative Action
  • OFCCP – Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program
  • EEOC – Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Establishment – Allocation of employees into an AAP by address
  • Executive Order (E.O) 11246 – Regulations that require contractors to take affirmative action to ensure that equal opportunity is provided in all aspects of their employment.
  • Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act - prohibits discrimination and requires employers with federal contracts or subcontracts that exceed $10,000 to take affirmative action to hire, retain, and promote qualified individuals with disabilities.
  • VEVRAA – Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistant Act
  • Audit - OFCCP formal review of a contractor’s AAP
  • Incumbents – Employee
  • Conciliation Agreement (CA) – A contract with the OFCCP that details specific contractor commitments to resolve violations found in the AAP audit
  • Notice of Violation (NOV) – A letter from OFCCP identifying potential violations in the AAP as identified in an audit
  • SSEG – Similarly Situated Employee Group
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