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Many people think that affirmative action is a part or falls under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Although a section of Title VII is similar to affirmative action, the actions of affirmative action are imposed by Executive Order (E.O.) 11246 which was passed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnston in September of 1965 (1. Bennett-Alexander, Dawn D. & Hartman, Lura P. ,2007). Affirmative action is designed more to control contractors who are under the employ of the U.S. Government were Title VII applies to civilian employers. This paper will discuss about the rules of affirmative action and how they apply to contractors, and the repercussions.

Non-construction service and support type contractors with 50 or more employees and/or government contracts over $50,000 are required under E.O. 11246, to develop and implement a written Affirmative Action program for each establishment. Construction contractors are check for utilization of women and minorities based on the availability of qualified individuals in the workforce, the acceptable number can very from one geography area to another (1., 2002)Non-construction contractors are required to establish a written affirmative action plan that must be developed according to the rules set in the Code of Federal Regulations part 60-2 (2. Bennett-Alexander, Dawn D. & Hartman, Lura P. ,2007). Having a written affirmative action program helps the contractor identify and analyze problems in the participation and utilization of woman and minorities in the workforce and should be look at as a management tool. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in order to help contractors better understand their contractual obligations offers guidance on development of an affirmative action plan through company seminars, training with liaison groups, and one on one consultations regarding practices and procedures (2. Construction contractors establish goals to reduce or...