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What is Affirmative Action? Action taken to insure that all protected classes can use the same public facilities as non-protected classes. Any action taken by an employer to overcome discriminatory... effects of past, or current, practices or policies which create barriers to equal employment opportunity Any action taken by an employee and employer to overcome discriminatory effects of past, or current, practices or policies which create barriers to equal employment opportunity Any action taken by the government to ensure that all racial groups have the same employment rate across all industries regardless of training or qualifications - ✔✔Any action taken by an employer to overcome discriminatory effects of past, or current, practices or policies which create barriers to equal employment opportunity What did Executive Order 8802, issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, entail? It declared that full participation in national defense programs by all U.S. citizens, regardless of race, creed, color, or national origin was federal government policy. It banned segregated public facilities such as restrooms and eating areas. It called for all able Caucasian males between the ages of 18 and 35 to enlist and protect the country during World War II. It called for equality for protected classes in the workforce to ensure that all people would be able to prosper in the recovery of the Great Depression. - ✔✔It declared that full participation in national defense programs by all U.S. citizens, regardless of race, creed, color, or national origin was federal government policy. On March 6, 1961, Kennedy signed Executive Order 10925, which mandated that managers of federallyfunded projects "take affirmative action" to eliminate bias in employment practices. Which of the following statements is true? This took the effort to eliminate employment discrimination from the passive to the active.This took the effort to eliminate employment discrimination from the active to the passive. This put the burden of proof of discrimination on the employee or potential employee being discriminated against. This took the effort to eliminate employment discrimination from the employer to the employee. - ✔✔This took the effort to eliminate employment discrimination from the passive to the active. What was President Nixon's Philadelphia Plan? A plan to ensure all protected classes had equal opportunities for advanced or higher education A plan requiring contractors to establish specific goals and timetables for correcting imbalances in employment practices A plan to first attempt to create workplace equality starting only in the city of Philadelphia A plan that gave contractors guidelines to establish workplace equality, but didn't require specific goals or timetables - ✔✔A plan requiring contractors to establish specific goals and timetables for correcting imbalances in employment practices T/F While Title VII also applies to federal government contractors, AA provides for sanctions and enforcement by way of administrative action - which Title VII does not do - ✔✔True Executive Order 11246 requires that any federal contract for services with a value over __________ must include the standard nondiscrimination clause. $50,000 $10,000 $15,000 $5,000 - ✔✔$10,000 The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires federal contractors and subcontractors to: Hire non-English speaking employees regardless of language barriers Hire women at the same rate as menTake affirmative action to employ qualified individuals with disabilities Improve the environment to the extent of damages caused by the manufacturing process - ✔✔Take affirmative action to employ qualified individuals with disabilities Amendments to The Vietnam Era Veteran Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 require that federal contracts entered into after 1 December, ______, and worth more than _____________ require contractors and subcontractors to undertake AA for specified categories of veterans. 1995 : $50,000 2000 : $10,000 2003: $50,000 2003 : $100,000 - ✔✔2003: $100,000 AA regulations require that federal contracts worth over $50,000 must prepare a written AA plan within ______ days of the contract start date. 150 90 120 60 - ✔✔120 T/F The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) may not perform audits on contractors unless a discrimination claim is made. - ✔✔False What is an Affirmative Action plan? A government contractor's formal plan to build offices in more ethnically diverse locations around the United States A plan to have the same number of minorities in the workplace as Caucasian males A government contractor's formal plan establishing employment placement goals and timetables for hiring more women and minoritiesAn informal plan set about in a working environment to encourage people to accept diversity and differences in the workplace - ✔✔A government contractor's formal plan establishing employment placement goals and timetables for hiring more women and minorities Which of the following is not a basic requirement of an AA plan? Reasonable action Reasonable rationale for taking corrective action Reasonable self-analysis Reasonable amount of time before taking action - ✔✔Reasonable amount of time before taking action What is a "reasonable self-analysis" as it pertains to an AA plan? An analysis of how many new employees will need to be hired in the coming fiscal year A review of what the contractor's workforce looks like A review of individual employees' self-esteem A review of every single employee's perceptions of equality in the workplace - ✔✔A review of what the contractor's workforce looks like ___________ is the discrepancy between women and minorities in a particular position as a function of how many qualified women and minorities exist in the constituent market. Underutilization Disparate treatment Overutilization Disparate impact - ✔✔Underutilization If a contractor determines underutilization is occurring, it must: Take a reasonable action to remedy the imbalanceReport the finding to the OFCCP immediately Report the finding to the EEOC immediately Fire majority employees until the balance has been brought back - ✔✔Take a reasonable action to remedy the imbalance What steps can the Department of Labor take against cont [Show More]

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