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Targeted Self-Identification

Asked By Anonymous on Sep 16, 2022

My company is beginning a self-identification campaign and my manager wants to send targeted emails to individuals who do not respond or disclose. My recommendation is that we do NOT/CAN NOT do such. It could be invasive and harassing. The self-id process is voluntary and confidential. Any advice. I have recommended that we put the campaign reminder on our intranet for all employees to see as a reminder.

Answered on Sep 16, 2022

Julia Mendez Achee - Senior Consultant - EEO/Affirmative Action Division, Biddle Consulting Group

I am in agreement with you that sending targeted emails to only a portion of the workforce could be viewed in a negative way especially if these employees learn that not everyone was sent the email. My recommendation is to instead put steps in place to encourage employees to self-identify. If this is a campaign to collect disability information, for example, you might consider utilizing the following resources that the OFCCP has created to assist organizations in educating their staff...

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