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EEO - Affirmative Action: Alaska

EEO - Affirmative Action requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Gloria Ju


  • Private employers in Alaska are not required to establish affirmative action programs, but must comply with the Alaska Human Rights Law. See Private Employers.
  • State contractors are also not required to establish affirmative action programs; however, they must commit in writing to complying with any applicable affirmative action legislation and regulations. See State Contractors.
  • Bids that fail to meet antidiscrimination goals set out in the invitation to bid may be rejected. See State Contractors.
  • Preference in hiring may be given to economically disadvantaged minority or female residents. See State Contractors.
  • Each agency within the executive branch of Alaska's government must adopt an affirmative action program. See Executive Branch.
  • School districts that discriminate based on race or sex may be required to follow an affirmative action program. See Schools.