Affirmative Action planning

Learn what’s required and how to submit your plan or certification.


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

Vendors can submit one of the three AAP options on our Contract Compliance Information Management System (CCIMS). This site refers to AAPs as a Questionnaire.

Three ways to submit a plan

Approved plans

Search to see if your business has an active AAP in CCIMS.

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%

Non-discrimination notice and law

You can access a copy of the City’s Non-Discrimination Notice. Please contact the office for the notice in a poster format and one will be mailed to you. Posters should be posted in a highly visible location available to employees and applicants for employment.
Title VI bans discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin.  

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Contract Compliance Division

Johnnie Burns





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350 Fifth St. S., Room 239
Minneapolis, MN 55415

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