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EEO and Affirmative Action

As required by law, NC State complies with affirmative action activities and reporting as put forth in Executive Order 11246: Equal Employment Opportunity.

Affirmative action in employment involves the active recruitment of qualified women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans, including the public advertisement of jobs in non-traditional venues. Organizations may set goals to diversify their workforce by a certain date to encourage managers to make concerted efforts to cast a wide net in favor of qualified minorities and/or women. Although such measures are often confused with “quotas,” the “goals and timetables” specified in Executive Order 11246 do not mandate the hiring or promotion of a specific number of minority or female candidates. Quotas are not legal and are not part of affirmative action.

Equal Opportunity and Equity Guidelines