What does an Equal Opportunity Representative and Officer do?

Monitor and evaluate compliance with equal opportunity laws, guidelines, and policies to ensure that employment practices and contracting arrangements give equal opportunity without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Jobs Roles

  • Investigate employment practices or alleged violations of laws to document and correct discriminatory factors.
  • Interpret civil rights laws and equal opportunity regulations for individuals or employers.
  • Study equal opportunity complaints to clarify issues.
  • Coordinate, monitor, or revise complaint procedures to ensure timely processing and review of complaints.
  • Prepare reports of selection, survey, or other statistics and recommendations for corrective action.
  • Conduct surveys and evaluate findings to determine if systematic discrimination exists.
  • Review company contracts to determine actions required to meet governmental equal opportunity provisions.
  • Counsel newly hired members of minority or disadvantaged groups, informing them about details of civil rights laws.
  • Provide information, technical assistance, or training to supervisors, managers, or employees on topics such as employee supervision, hiring, grievance procedures, or staff development.
  • Verify that all job descriptions are submitted for review and approval and that descriptions meet regulatory standards.
  • Act as liaisons between minority placement agencies and employers or between job search committees and other equal opportunity administrators.
  • Consult with community representatives to develop technical assistance agreements in accordance with governmental regulations.
  • Meet with job search committees or coordinators to explain the role of the equal opportunity coordinator, to provide resources for advertising, or to explain expectations for future contacts.
  • Participate in the recruitment of employees through job fairs, career days, or advertising plans.
  • Prepare reports related to investigations of equal opportunity complaints.
  • Interview persons involved in equal opportunity complaints to verify case information.
  • Meet with persons involved in equal opportunity complaints to arbitrate and settle disputes.
  • Develop guidelines for nondiscriminatory employment practices.
  • Monitor the implementation and impact of guidelines for nondiscriminatory employment practices.
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