SEMESTER SPRING 2013
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
ASSIGNMENT NO. 02
DUE DATE: 20th
TOPIC: Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action
To help the students practically understand difference between Equal
Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action; and the use of Equal
Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.
Racial/ethnic minorities, women and persons with disabilities had been a
victim of unequal access to the benefits that an organization offered. There was
a need to develop some laws in order to provide everyone with equal
opportunity to enjoy these benefits based solely on qualification, thus Equal
Employment Opportunity Laws were developed. But discrimination that has
taken roots over the years could only be treated by implementing the laws in
their true letter and spirit and by devising policies towards corrective action,
thus Affirmative Action (AA) was developed. Although it does not guarantee
equality but if equality actually exists, it must be shown by equal representation
of minorities in the workforce.
Most organizations who claim to be Equal Opportunity Employer mention
while giving a job vacancy advertisement that they abide by EEO laws, or are
taking Affirmative Action. Different strategies for taking Affirmative Action
can be applied, including Good Faith Effort Strategy and Quota Strategy.
Good Faith Effort Strategy:
This strategy focuses on changing those practices which have contributed to
excluding or underutilizing the minority groups or females. Corrective actions
may include placing advertisements where they can reach target groups, supporting services in favor of women such as day care and flexible working
hours, and establishing a training program in order to enable minority group
members to compete for entry-level jobs.
This strategy attempts to eliminate obstacles in the way of minorities. Results
are achieved through hiring and promotion restrictions. With quota strategy,
“desirable” hiring goals are achieved by specifying quotas for specific minority
TASK TO BE PERFORMED:
You are required to search 2 job advertisements in any newspaper. One
advertisement should show the organization’s EEO Compliance and the other
should include Affirmative Action (either Good Faith Effort Strategy/ Quota
You are required to copy the advertisements from any e-newspaper and paste
in Word file of your assignment. Also give justification pertaining to why you
have identified the specific advertisements as based on EEO compliance or
Affirmative Action on the same file without giving irrelevant details. Also
provide the web-link with the name and date of the e-newspaper which you
24 hours extra / grace period after the due date is usually available to overcome
uploading difficulties. This extra time should only be used to meet the
emergencies and above mentioned due dates should always be treated as final
to avoid any inconvenience.
For a detailed discussion of the topic Equal Employment Opportunity and
Affirmative Action, it will be helpful to carefully read Lesson # 8 and watch its
video lectures. You can also read Lesson # 11 to see the legal background of
Name, date and web-link of the source e-newspaper MUST be
Make sure to upload the solution file before the due date on VULMS.
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Use the font style “Times New Roman” or “Arial” and font size “12”.
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Use black and blue font colors only.
Be specific and to-the-point.
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simple words mein EEO ads mein male/female ke ki job ho gi and jis ads mein sirf female ya disables ke liye qouta ho woh AA ho gai ?????
koi bataye ......
agr male Female mention na ho wo b EEO ho ge ? bcz us k liay her koi apply kr skta hy on the base his/her qualification and skills. zarrori to nhi male or female mention krna lazmi nhi. am i right ???
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
Justification. In this ad both men and women are offered the jobs on equality bases. There is no gender discrimination. Moreover, ICMA also claims to be equal opportunity employer.
Affirmative Action (Good Faith Effort Strategy/ Quota strategy)
Justification. In this ad Excise and Taxation Department has ensured compliance on Affirmative Action (AA) by asking the vacancies to be filled according to Quotas on the bases of minorities(5%), disabled(2%) and women(15%) in each category of employment.