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Section: Classification and arrangement; effect on construction

Statute: 11A:7-5

11A:7-5. Department responsibilities. The department, through the Division of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action, shall: a. Ensure that the pool of applicants for all vacant positions in State agencies includes minorities, women and handicapped persons so that affirmative action goals are attainable through agency selection decisions; b. Undertake a comprehensive review of its rules, regulations and testing procedures in order to amend or eliminate those which serve to discriminate against minorities, women and handicapped persons; c. Ensure that selection devices do not discriminate against minorities, women and handicapped persons; d. Analyze job specifications to isolate and eliminate prerequisites that are artificial barriers to employment; e. Review all discrimination complaints under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Pub.L. 88-352 (42 U.S.C. s. 2000e et seq.), evaluate trends, and recommend appropriate policy changes; and f. Receive, analyze and transmit to the Governor, at least semi-annually, progress reports on affirmative action in all State agencies. L. 1986, c. 112, s. 11A:7-5, eff. Sept. 25, 1986.

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