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Affirmative Action Recommendation

Axia University of Phoenix

HRM240

February 22, 2009

Abstract

Diamond Creative Consulting (DCC) has been employed by Medscape Manufacturing to fine tune hiring practices, increase support to the equal employment opportunity act and brings Medscape into compliance with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (OFCCP) because of the multi-million dollar contract to supply medical equipment to Veteran’s Hospitals. This paper addresses the specific recommendation and issues of an affirmative action policy.

Affirmative Action Recommendation
How can Medscape bring better structure to hiring practices, strengthen adherence to the equal employment legislation and be compliant with OFCCP? DCC having reviewed existing policies, future employees needed and the relevant labor market is presenting a recommendation for an affirmative action policy. This is a review of reasons for establishing the affirmative action policy, steps needed and issues that may arise.

Reasons for Affirmative Action Policy
Affirmative action policies support the equal employment opportunity legislation by requiring employers to be proactive in creating a balanced workforce that reflects the diversity of the labor market. The affirmative action policy also places responsibility with the organization to correct past discriminatory practices.

Affirmative action policies can also provide oversight of employee progress and show good faith employment to the community. Establishing a voluntary affirmative action policy may prevent future court ordered actions with strict quotas and time requirements to correct past discriminations (Bohlander and Snell, 2007)..

OFCCP requires an affirmative action policy for employers with federal contracts exceeding $50,000. The OFCCP provides regulations and suggestions for affirmative action policy (Bohlander and Snell, 2007).

A few of the regulations and suggestions...