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EEO Taglines

Asked By Anonymous on Aug 31, 2023

When it comes to EEO Taglines, if an employer chooses to do the long version does it preclude them from being able to use the abbreviated version OR can both be used so long as they are compliant? For example, if marketing materials used the abbreviated version but the career site uses the long version – is that allowed?

Answered on Sep 06, 2023

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

You are allowed to either use the abbreviated version (e.g., EOE/veterans/disabled) or the long version which contains all of the classifications covered under EO 11246, VEVRAA and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act. If you at times use the abbreviated version instead of the long version, you are still in compliance.

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Requirement for posting a contingent job

Asked By Anonymous on Jan 18, 2023

Hi Team –

What requirement does a government contractor need to meet for posting a job that is contingent (awaiting contract award).

Thank you,

Answered on Jan 23, 2023

Roselle Rogers - Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Circa

Hi Amy, thank you for your question. The answer depends on whether or not this is your company's very first federal contract or subcontract. If you don't have any existing federal contracts or subcontracts and this will be the first one if awarded, then at this current point in time, you are not yet a federal contractor, and therefore not bound by any of the obligations that attach to a federal contract. These obligations become effective only when you enter...

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