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Affirmative Action Form 1/18/2007
The Affirmative Action Form is usually something that government contractors have to worry about most to meet state and federal laws on anti discrimination issues and to cover what has now been known as affirmative action, or the attempt to compensate for past discrimination and current possible prejudice to hire minority employees.
The Affirmative Action Form for government contractors clearly states to all of your prospective employees and clients that you are a government contractor who supports affirmative action programs and are in compliance with government regulations regarding affirmative action and the prohibition of disability in the workplace.
That said, according to the Affirmative Action Form, you actively record the total number of applications that you get from prospective employees, and organize and track them by age and sex. And when you have these figures, you send them to the correct government agency to prove your compliance with affirmative action laws.
The Affirmative Action Form then goes on to give check boxes that prospective employees can fill out to let their possible future employer know whether or not they are a certain race, such as African American, Caucasian, Native American, Latino, and any other race category or subcategory that the government want to track.
The Affirmative Action Form then has a disclaimer frequently at the end of the form that says that the information on the Affirmative Action Form is strictly for information purposes, and that different jurisdictions have different applications for the Affirmative Action Form and the affirmative action laws in general.
Surely, some of you out there might hold it against the Affirmative Action Form because of those first two words in its name: "Affirmative Action." That label is loaded with all sorts of political meaning, for both sides of the political spectrum in the United States. But still, you can't argue that the Affirmative Action Form is needed for some employers by law.