EEO - Affirmative Action: Rhode Island
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Brian J. Lamoureux, Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC
- The Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Act (Act) requires the Rhode Island State government and all public and quasi-public agencies, commissions, boards and authorities to create and maintain affirmative action plans towards the achievement affirmative action. +R.I.G.L. § 28-5.1-1. See Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Act.
- Additionally, the Act states that all Executive Orders remain in effect.a Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Act.
- Executive Order 11246 requires employers with federal contracts or subcontracts totally more than $10,000 must engage in affirmative action. See Executive Order 11246.
- Rhode Island State Agencies as well as Rhode Island employers with federal contracts or subcontracts of over $10,000 must implement affirmative steps to ensure equality of employment opportunities. See Executive Order 11246.