Affirmative Action Planning
An affirmative action plan ("AAP") is a combination of policies and procedures a company utilizes to prohibit discrimination and promote employment opportunities for women, minorities and disabled individuals.
Minneapolis Ordinance 139.50 requires every contractor entering into a contract with the City of Minneapolis in excess of $50,000 have an approved written affirmative action plan on file with the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights prior to working on a construction project.
Other considerations are as follows:
- Affirmative Action Plans already approved by the Department will be valid until their expiration date.
- Plans approved by the Department expire three (3) years after the date of approval.
- Developers and general contractors must submit an affirmative action plan and obtain approval prior to work beginning on the construction project.
- The Department will accept current plans approved by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR), the Minnesota Mechanical Contractors Association (MMCA), the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the City of St. Paul, provided the MDCR receives a copy of the plan and corresponding certificate of approval.
- Plans may be submitted via e-mail, fax or U.S. mail. Those submitting via U.S. mail may not submit bound or stapled paperwork.
Affirmative Action Plan Guidebook
These guidebooks are intended to help develop your affirmative action plan:
This guidebook above is intended for companies with 21 or more full time permanent employees. This number does not include owners.
This guidebook above is intended for companies with 20 or less full time permanent employees. This number does not include owners.
Last updated Feb. 7, 2014