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How to Manage an Affirmative Action Plan

Author: Linda Segall, Segall Enterprises

One of the requirements of an affirmative action plan (AAP) is to indicate how the plan will be audited. It is not enough, however, merely to outline audit procedures. The intent of the audit section is to develop accountability within the employer's organization to achieve the AAP's goals and to eliminate the underutilization of females and minorities within all affected job groups. In other words, the affirmative action program must be managed.

The following steps help ensure the effective management of the AAP: