section .0600 – equal opportunity
04 NCAC 22 .0601 DEFINITIONS
In addition to the definitions set forth in Rule .0104 of
this Chapter, the following definitions apply to this Section:
(1) "Affirmative Action" or "Affirmative
Action Program" means the procedures, methods, and programs generally for
the identification, positive recruitment, training, and motivation of present
and potential minority and female apprentices for the purpose of establishing
equal opportunity for all apprentices and applicants for apprenticeship so as
to allow for full utilization of the work potential of minorities and women.
(2) "Affirmative Action Plan" means the
sponsor's written plan in accordance with the requirements of Rule .0607 of
this Section, including a description of methods and procedures, the goals,
outreach and positive recruitment methods.
(3) "Female" means female gender, according
to its customary usage, regardless of minority or majority status, unless
(4) "Minority" means that portion of the
population comprised of Blacks (not Hispanic), Asian or Pacific Islanders,
Native Americans (American Indians), Native Alaskans, and Hispanics (including
Latin Americans, Mexican Americans, and Puerto Ricans); "Minorities"
means people belonging to the minority population.
(5) "Labor Market Area" means the area from
which the sponsor draws or expects to draw applicants and apprentices; the
labor market area may be contiguous with a Standard Metropolitan Statistical
Area, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau.
(6) "Underutilization" means the situation in
which there are fewer minorities or women in the sponsor's program of training
on the job than would be reasonably expected given the information provided by
an analysis of the sponsor's labor market area according to Rule .0604 of this
(7) "Women" means female people, according to
its customary usage, regardless of minority or majority status, unless
(8) "Sponsor" means, in addition to the
definition provided in Rule .0104(25), a prospective sponsor, when the context
History Note: Authority G.S. 94-1; 94-2;
Eff. February 1, 1984;
Recodified from Rule 14A .0802 Eff. March 15, 2010;
Transferred from 13 NCAC 14B .0601 Eff. January 1, 2014.