You are an HR Manager for a large plastics company. One of your largest customers has just secured a major office furniture contract with the federal government. Your customer wants your company to become a subcontractor for the project, making all of the plastic parts required. There is uncertainty among your organization’s top officials about whether or not to become part of this project, even though it would be very lucrative. The disagreement centers around the preparation of an affirmative action plan and the goal achievement requirements imposed to correct underutilization.
In this assignment you are asked to discuss additional EEO compliance requirements impacting a federal subcontractor. Also, be sure to discuss the important components of an affirmative action plan (expanding on the goal-setting process), and discuss how affirmative action goals should relate to an organization’s strategic human resources plan.
Before starting this assignment, be sure that you are familiar with the following laws and their amendments:
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
Drug-Free Workplace Act
Executive Order 11246
Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act
Affirmative Action Plans
Executive Order 12989
Demonstrate your understanding of the major laws that impact employment decisions made by federal government contractors/subcontractors.
Complement your Internet research with library research and be sure to use information from the background reading.
Information Literacy: Evaluate resources and select only library/Web-based resources that provide reliable, substantiated information.
Give authors credit for their work. Cite sources of borrowed information in the body of your text as footnotes or numbered end notes, or use APA style of referencing.
Provide private sector employer examples (stating employers by name) of HRM programs, systems, processes and/or procedures, if possible.
Prepare a paper that is professionally presented (including a cover page, a list of references, headings/subheadings, and a strong introduction and conclusion). Proofread carefully for grammar, spelling and word-usage errors.
Felsberg, E. J. (2005, Summer). Affirmative action overview for federal contractors. Employment Relations Today, 32(2), 101-105. Attached
The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act, retrieved from http://www.dol.gov/compliance/laws/comp-vevraa.htm
U. S. Equal Opportunity Commission, Best Practices of Private Sector Employers. Retrieved from http://govinfo.library.unt.edu/npr/library/Best-Practices.htm