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    Write a paper recommending to a company's board of directors that affirmative action policies be implemented. It should be formatted according to APA guidelines. Include points supporting the recommendation and clearly address points that may be used against this recommendation. The paper should also address how affirmative action policy will relate to compliance with equal employment opportunity law.

    The solution is a 1200 word document that outlines affirmative action policies to a board of directors and addresses points supporting and points that may be used against such a recommendation.

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    To the Board

    During our company's history, it has become apparent that we currently do not follow the affirmative action guidelines, which were introduced by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, as a method of redressing discrimination. (US Department of Labor 2008) At the company's last corporate meeting on April 22, 2008, the union council requested a review of our policies pertaining to affirmative action and also requested that, we, as a company, revise our corporate polices to encourage and strengthen local diversity relations.

    After further review with the corporate board, the board stated that in the company's 50-year history, affirmative action has been in full force. We, the management staff of ABC Company beg to differ.

    We, the management staff of ABC Company hereby request the company implement the following affirmative action and diversity committees to expand growth and expand knowledge throughout the company and the communities we serve.
    Let it be known to the board that in addition to President Kennedy's guidelines, President Jimmy Carter consolidated all federal agencies that were required by law to follow the affirmative action plan into the Department of Labor. Before Carter did this, each agency-handled affirmative action in its own individual way, some were not as consistent as other agencies were. He created the Office of Federal Contract compliance Program (OFCCP) in 1978 to ensure compliance with the affirmative action policies. (Department of Labor 2008)

    In today's society, many believe that affirmative action is nothing more than a "quota" for a company to wave the flag that they indeed hire minorities. The management of ABC Company feels differently. Management also understands that Affirmative action does not please everybody because affirmative action is thought of as a compromise. While some feel that affirmative action uses reverse discrimination to solve the problem of discrimination, in that it promotes the hiring of less skilled workers, the employers are able to choose from the best available employee from the ...

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