Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting bands.
Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, and Diversity
Affirmative Action (Mandated)
- Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Race, Color, Religion, Sex, and National Origin
Provide opportunities to a class of qualified individuals who have either historically or actually been denied. Targets outreach to under-utilized groups and measures
good faith efforts in making affirmative
action progress for minorities and women.
Equal Employment Opportunity (Mandated)
Diversity (Optional, NIFA and USU supports diversity)
- Age Discrimination Act of 1967
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
- Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- The Americans with Disabilitiies Act of 1990, Titles I and V
- Civil Rights Act of 1991
- Executive Order 12250
- Executie Order 13160
- Executive Order 13166
- ADA Amendments Act of 2008
Educational background, geographic location, military experience, work experience, job classification, other groups
Diversity is about appreciating the variety of characteristics that make individuals unique in an atmosphere that promotes and celebrates individual and collective achievement.
Race, Sex, Color, National Origin, including Limited English Proficiency (LEP), Disability, Religion, Age, Sexual Orientation, Status as a Parent, Medical Condition
Strives to make sure work places are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment, and not disadvantage people because they belong to particular groups. The principle behind EEO is that everyone should have the same access to opportunities.