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:
- Executive Order 11246 (race, color, religion, sex and national origin)
- Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (disability)
- The Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (protected veteran status)
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.
- U.S. Department of Labor - Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
- Technical Assistance Guide for Federal Supply and Service Contractors
- OFCCP - Frequently Asked Questions
- Sample Affirmative Action Program
NOTE: Online documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF) and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view, unless otherwise noted. Please contact Human Resources at (562) 951-4411 or send an e-mail to Human Resources to request a document in plain text format.