Affirmative Employment Program and EEOC Management Directive 715
Affirmative Employment Program
The Affirmative Employment Program (AEP) is an integral part of the EEO program and serves as a framework towards improving policies, practices and procedures that may impede employment opportunities. The AEP develops and implements efforts to achieve diversity workforce goals and the advancement of employees, and applicants for employment, in all employment related matters, to include, but not limited to, recruitment, retention and development of women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities, to include veterans.
EEOC Management Directive 715
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Management Directive 715 (MD-715) requires Federal Agencies to establish and maintain affirmative programs of EEO under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. As an infrastructure, MD-715 explains the basic elements necessary to achieve a Model EEO Program. MD-715 assess an agency’s performance against the EEOC’s six essential elements to include, an analysis of the workforce, a barrier analysis, and the development corrective strategies to ensure the integration and facilitation of EEO principles.
Affirmative Action Plan for the Recruitment, Hiring, Advancement, and Retention of Persons with Disabilities