An Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) is a combination of policies and procedures. Its goal is to prevent discrimination and to promote equal employment opportunities for women, minorities, and disabled persons.
This plan helps a company analyze its workforce, identify problems, and develop solutions. It also establishes a system to measure a company's progress toward workforce diversity. It is required on contracts over $100,000.
How to submit a plan
You have three ways to submit a plan:
- Submit a Certificate of Compliance obtained from one of the following agencies:
- Submit a Full AAP
- Submit a Modified AAP
- You must submit a modified AAP if you are entering into City contracts over $100,000 and employ 40 or less full-time employees on a single working day in the past 12 months.
Construction workforce goals
The construction industry is stronger when everyone participates. The Minnesota Department of Human Rights sets Workforce Participation Goals for people of color and Indigenous people and/or women on state construction projects. The City of Minneapolis adopted these goals for City construction contracts.
The construction workforce goals are:
- People of color and Indigenous people: 32%
- Women: 20%