Section: Effect of definitions on treaties, compacts, or agreements
11A:7-3. Equal employment opportunity and affirmative action program. The division shall develop, implement and administer an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action program for all State agencies. The program shall consider the particular personnel requirements that are reasonably related to job performance of each State agency. The director of the division shall ensure that the affirmative action and equal employment goals of each State agency for minorities, women and handicapped persons shall be reasonably related to their population in the relevant surrounding labor market areas. The director, in accordance with applicable federal and State guidelines, shall:
a. Ensure each State agency's compliance with all laws and rules relating to equal employment opportunity and seek correction of discriminatory practices, policies and procedures;
b. Recommend appropriate sanctions for noncompliance to the State Treasurer who, with the concurrence of the Governor, is authorized to implement sanctions;
c. Review State personnel practices, policies and procedures, inclusive of recruitment, selection, and promotion, in order to identify and eliminate artificial barriers to equal employment opportunity;
d. Act as liaison with federal, State, and local enforcement agencies;
e. Recommend appropriate legislation to the State Treasurer and perform other actions deemed necessary by the State Treasurer to implement this chapter; and
f. Provide, under rules adopted by the Department of the Treasury, for review of equal employment complaints.
Amended 2008, c.29, s.64.
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