section .0600 – equal opportunity

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Published: 2015

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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

otherwise indicated.

(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

otherwise indicated.

(8)           "Sponsor" means, in addition to the

definition provided in Rule .0104(25), a prospective sponsor, when the context

so requires.


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.