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EEO - Affirmative Action: Iowa

EEO - Affirmative Action requirements for other states

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

Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick and Susan W. Kline, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP


  • State contracts must contain a nondiscrimination clause, and contractors must commit to equal employment opportunity. See State Contracts.
  • Iowa law requires that state agencies implement affirmative action programs with respect to hiring of state agency employees. State agencies are required to apply affirmative action measures where appropriate. See Public Employers.
  • Public employers also have requirements in dealing with job candidates who are veterans during the hiring process. See Preference for Veterans.