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Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action

CSU Executive Order 1088 establishes the CSU policy on affirmative action. Executive Order 1088 states, in pertinent part:

"[E]ach campus shall establish and maintain a written affirmative action program and a set of procedures that are consistent with all applicable laws and regulations governing nondiscrimination and affirmative action."

Executive Order 1088 is established in compliance with federal laws that 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 protected veteran. These laws are enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and include the following:

Affirmative Action Plans

Under CSU policy and federal laws, campuses are required to develop and implement a written affirmative action program (AAP) for women and minorities, individuals with a disability and protected veterans. As part of the AAP requirements, the campus solicits information regarding employees' and applicants' race/ethnicity, gender, disability and protected veteran status in order to analyze recruitment efforts and workforce representation. The AAP is developed and annually updated by each campus; it is submitted to OFCCP only if the agency requests it for the purpose of conducting a compliance review.

In addition to maintaining an AAP, each campus annually files reports, such as the Federal Contractor Veterans' Employment Report, with the appropriate government agencies.

Affirmative Action Resources

Below are some information resources provided by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Programs, the federal agency that enforces the federal affirmative action laws and regulations.

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