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Compliance with State and Federal Legal Requirements
Affirmative Action Plan

Each agency is required to have a current Affirmative Action Plan. The purpose of an Affirmative Action Plan is to identify state agency goals and statistics on employment and retention of employees by race, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status and disability. The Governor’s Office develops the standards for agency affirmative action plans. Generally, the agency Human Resource (HR) section plays an integral part in compiling necessary statistics and drafting the agency’s plan.
The plan contains each agency’s best practice for promoting, achieving and valuing workforce diversity at the core of their business structure. 
Agencies periodically review their plans to determine achievement of goals and to make strategy adjustments as necessary. 
Agencies post their Affirmative Action Plans on their agency website in order to share their leadership strategies for achieving a diverse workforce. Agencies will have different leadership styles but all plans should be diverse and based on the ability to connect with, influence and inspire others to action. 
Relevant Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) are as follows:
  • ORS 243.305 Policy of Affirmative Action and Fair and Equal Employment Opportunities and Advancement
  • ORS Chapter 659A.012 Unlawful Discrimination in Employment, Public Accommodation and Real Property Transactions; Administrative and State Agencies to Carry Out Policy Against Discrimination in Employment; Evaluation of Supervisors; Affirmative Action Reports
  • ORS Chapter 659A.015 Affirmative Action Reports to Include Information on Contracts to Minority Businesses
For more information, read the Affirmative Action Plan Guidelines and the Governor’s Affirmative Action Office website. 
If you have questions of the Governor’s Affirmative Action Office or questions about the Affirmative Action Plan or policy, contact their office.