Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action
(1)Oregon State Government is committed to achieving a workforce that represents the diversity of the Oregon community and being a leader in providing its citizens with fair and equal employment opportunities. Accordingly:
(a)State agency heads shall ensure:
(A)Equal employment opportunities are afforded to all applicants and employees by making non-discriminatory employment related decisions;
(B)Employment practices shall be in compliance with the state’s Affirmative Action Guidelines, state and federal laws to:
(i)Promote good faith efforts to achieve established affirmative action objectives; and
(ii)Take proactive steps to develop diverse applicant pools for position vacancies.
(b)The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) shall:
(A)Maintain an automated affirmative action tracking system which uses a uniform methodology for communicating affirmative action objectives for each state agency.
(B)Produce periodic reports showing Oregon State Government’s progress toward achieving established affirmative action objectives identified by the Chief Human Resources Office at DAS and the Governor’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
(c)Persons, who believe they have been subjected to discrimination by an agency in violation of this rule, may file a complaint with the agency’s affirmative action representative within 365 calendar days of the alleged act or upon knowledge of the occurrence.
(2)Employment related decisions include, but are not limited to:
(3)Diverse applicant pools are developed by using proactive outreach strategies.
(4)This rule does not preclude any person from filing a formal complaint in accordance with a collective bargaining agreement, or with appropriate state or federal agency under the applicable law.
Rule 105-040-0001 — Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action,