ORS 352.218
Affirmative action plan; interview of qualified minority applicants


(1)

As used in this section, “minority” means:

(a)

A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa but who is not Hispanic;

(b)

A person of Hispanic culture or origin;

(c)

A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent or the Pacific Islands; or

(d)

An American Indian or Alaskan Native having origins in any of the original peoples of North America.

(2)

Each public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) shall:

(a)

Consider and maintain affirmative action plans and goals when reductions in faculty and staff are required as a result of:

(A)

Reductions in revenue that necessitate discontinuance of its educational program at its anticipated level;

(B)

Elimination of classes due to decreased student enrollment; or

(C)

Reduction in courses due to administrative decisions.

(b)

Interview one or more qualified minority applicants when hiring a head coach or athletic director, unless the public university was unable to identify a qualified minority applicant who was willing to interview for the position. It is an affirmative defense to a claim of a violation of this paragraph that the public university, in good faith, was unable to identify a qualified minority applicant who was willing to interview for the position. [Formerly 352.380; 2019 c.190 §2]

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