Affirmative action is a results-oriented process by which equal employment opportunity is achieved.
Agencies in the Executive Branch operate under a general affirmative action plan coordinated by the Division of Human Resource Management's Equal Employment Opportunity office. This umbrella plan places primary emphasis on eliminating barriers to equal opportunity, expanding applicant pools and recruitment methods and training employees and supervisors. Quotas are not used or permitted. Agencies are encouraged to develop and implement plans to address agency-specific needs and concerns while furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity.
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