There seem to be but three ways for a nation to acquire wealth. The first is by war, as the Romans did, in plundering their conquered neighbors. This is robbery. The second by commerce, which is generally cheating. The third by agriculture, the only honest way.

Ben Franklin

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)
  • 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
Diversity (Optional, NIFA and USU supports diversity)

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.

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