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Diversity Dictionary

The words and phrases contained herein generally are used by the federal, state and local civil rights agencies. They are defined or described for the purpose of providing a common understanding.

38 U.S.C. §4212

Accessibility

Accommodation

Act

Administering Agency

Administrative Complaint

Administrative Law Judge (ALJ)

Administrative Procedure Act

Adverse Impact

Affected Class

Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action Clause

Affirmative Action Program (AAP)

Aggregate Workforce

American Indian-Alaskan Native

Anecdotal Evidence

Anti-nepotism Policy

Applicant Flow Log

Apprenticeship

Asian-Pacific Islander

Availability

Back Pay

Bargaining Agreement

Black

Bona-Fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ)

Bona-Fide Seniority System

Bumping Rights

Business Necessity

Civilian Labor Force

Cohort Analysis

Collateral Estoppel

Collective Bargaining Agreement

Comparative Evidence

Complaint

Compliance

Conciliation

Conciliation Agreement (CA)

Construction Contract

Construction Site

Construction Work

Constructive Discharge

Continuing Violation

Contract

Contract Cancellation

Contract Suspension

Contracting Agency

Contractor

Covered Area

Criteria Identification/Criteria Verification

Debarment

Deficiency

Deposition

Dictionary of Occupational Titles

Director

Direct Evidence of Discrimination

Disabled Veteran

Discovery

Discrimination

Disparate Impact

Disparate Treatment

Dun's Number

EEO-1 Report

EEO-2 Report

EEO-3 Report

EEO-4 Report

EEO-5 Report

EEO-6 Report

Employed

Employee

Employment Agency

Employment Offer

Employer Identification Number (EIN)

Enforcement

Equal Opportunity Clause

Establishment

Executive Order

Exempt Contract

Expert Witness

Facially Neutral Selection Standard/Criteria

Federally Assisted Construction Contract

Federally Involved Construction Contract

Fifteen (15) Day Notice

First-tier Subcontractor

Focus Job Area

Formal Training

Fringe Benefits

Front Pay

Goals

Goals for Construction Contractors

Good Cause

Good Faith Efforts

Government

Government Contract

Handicapped Individual

Hispanic

Hometown Plan Areas

Immediate Labor Area

Impact Ratio Analysis

Individual with a Disability

Individual with Handicaps

This definition does not include an individual currently engaging in the illegal use of drugs, when the contractor acts on the basis of such use. This definition does not include an individual who is an alcoholic whose current abuse of alcohol prevents such individual from performing the duties of the job in question, or whose employment, by reason of such current alcohol abuse, would constitute a direct threat to property or safety of others.

Injunctive Relief

Internal Review Procedure

Invitation to Self Identify

Job Area

Job Area Acceptance Range (JAAR)

Job Categories

Job Description

Job Group

Job Specification

Journey Worker

Labor Area

Layoff

Life Activities (Major Life Activities)

Line of Progression

Linkage

Major Life Activities

Make Whole Relief

Mandatory Job Listing (MJL)

Maternity Leave

Minorities

New Hire

Noncompliance

Normal Business Hours

Notice of Alleged Noncompliance (15 Day Notice)

Notice of Violation (NOV)

Objective Criteria/Procedures

On-the-Job Training (OJT)

Order

Organizational Unit

Pacific Islander

Parental Leave

Pattern or Practice Discrimination

Person

Physical & Mental Job Qualification Requirements

Placement

Pre-employment Medical Examination

Predetermination Notice

Pregnancy-Disability Leave

Prima Facie Case

Problem Areas

Progression Line Charts

Prohibited Factor

Promotable Minorities and Women

Promotable or Transferable

Promotion

Proof of Discrimination

Qualified Special Disabled Veteran

Qualified Individual with a Handicap(s)

Reasonable Accommodation (Section 503)

Reasonable Recruitment Area

Recall

Recruiting Source

Rehire

Relevant Labor Market Area

Religious Accommodation

Requisite Skills

Right of Response

Rightful Place

Section 503

Seniority

Show Cause Notice

Skill Inventory

Special Disabled Veteran

Standard Deviation

Standard Form 100

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code

Statistical Evidence

Subcontract

Subcontractor

Subjective Criteria/Procedures

Substantially Limits

Support Data

Systemic Discrimination

Termination of Employment

Terms and Conditions of Employment

Tolling

Training Agency

Transfer

Underutilization

Undue Hardship

Unemployed

Uniformly Applied

Union Shop

Vestibule Training

Veteran of the Vietnam Era

Violation

White

Wrongful Discharge

GLOSSARY OF GENERAL ABBREVIATIONS