Affirmative Action Program

  1. PURPOSE
    1. The purpose of the Affirmative Action Program is to provide an acceptable program which addresses employment and the effective utilization of economically disadvantaged persons. This program is not to impose numerical minimums or standards, however, adopting this program demonstrates a good faith effort to improve the equality of all citizens of the State of Ohio.

 

  1. EEO Recruitment Strategies:
    1. Strategy: Arps Dairy, Inc. will make a good faith effort to recruit a diverse group of employees and provide equal opportunity for minorities, women and disabled persons to become competitive in state contracting opportunities. Arps Dairy, Inc. will advertise positions in media outlets that will provide information and access to the underserved populations.

 

  1. EEO Selection Strategies:
    1. Strategy: Arps Dairy, Inc. will utilize procedures, processes and techniques that are fair and do not have an adverse impact on minorities, women or disabled persons. Prospective employees will not be excluded from the hiring process due to race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment), national origin, disability, age (40 years old or more), military status, and veteran status.

 

  1. EEO Placement/Orientation:
    1. Strategy: Arps Dairy, Inc. will provide newly hired employees with basic employment information during the first couple weeks on the job. New employee position descriptions, fringe benefits information, policies, procedures and EEO are a few of the topics which should be covered. Employees will not be denied fringe benefits and/or opportunities for promotion based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age (40 years old or more), military status and veteran status.

 

  1. EEO Performance Evaluation:
    1. Strategy: Arps Dairy, Inc. will evaluate the performance of their employees on an annual basis. It should provide the necessary supervisory feedback to identify areas to be improved as well as to reinforce those activities that meet or exceed standards. Performance appraisal will be evaluated without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age (40 years old or more), military status and veteran status.

 

  1. EEO Training Strategies:
    1. Strategy: Arps Dairy, Inc. will attempt to diversify workforce by utilizing training programs with diverse participants. Training programs can increase the number of qualified minorities, women, disabled persons and veterans available for job placement.

 

  1. EEO Discipline Strategies:
    1. Strategy: Arps Dairy, Inc. will set clear disciplinary standards and warn of consequences for non-compliance. Discipline will be designed to rehabilitate employees who choose to correct their behavior as well as justify the termination of those who do not. The employer will not mistreat or unfairly discipline an employee based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age (40 years old or more), military status and veteran status.

 

  1. EEO Separation Strategies/Exit Interviews:
    1. Strategy: Arps Dairy, Inc. will conduct exit interviews as a problem-solving tool in an attempt to reveal employee turnover. Exit interviews can provide the organization with information about how to correct the causes of discontent and reduce the costly problem of employee turnover

 

  1. EEO Monitoring Strategies:
    1. Strategy: Arps Dairy, Inc. will ensure Human Resources managers and supervisors understand this plan and hold managers and supervisors accountable for the effective of this plan.

 

  1. Minority Business Enterprise Solicitation Strategies:
    1. Strategy: Arps Dairy, Inc. will make a good faith effort to solicit business from certified minority owned businesses (MBE). Arps Dairy, Inc. will utilize the State of Ohio, Equal Opportunity Division’s webpage to access certified MBEs. http://das.ohio.gov/Eod/MBESearch/index.asp.
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