Applicability: Vendors (Goods and Services Providers)
In accordance with Revised Code 125.111(B), all contractors from whom the State or any of its political subdivisions make purchases shall have a written affirmative action program for the employment and effective utilization of economically disadvantaged persons, as referred to in division (E)(1) of section 122.71 of the Revised Code. Annually, each such contractor shall file a description of the affirmative action program and a progress report on its implementation with the equal employment opportunity office (EOD) of the Department of Administrative Services.
Criteria for Affirmative Action Program Verification (AAPV):
Purchases of $2,500 or more
Submit an Affirmative Action Program Verification form via Ohio Business Gateway (OBG)
Search approved Affirmative Action Program Verifications
Review instructions for submitting forms through OBG
EEO Policy Statement/Affimative Action Program:
The company has an option to adopt the state of Ohio's equal employment opportunity (EEO) policy statement and affirmative action program (AAP) or; develop and submit the company's EEO policy statement and AAP. An acceptable EEO policy statement and AAP shall include the following language regarding the protected classes: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age (40 years old or more), military status and veteran status, and/or any other protected classes covered by any local, state and federal laws.
The company's EEO policy should be signed by the top establishment official, dated and updated annually. The policy statement should also identify the EEO officer by name, job title, location and telephone number. Companies shall reaffirm their equal employment opportunity policies annually. This policy statement should be posted on company bulletin boards and communicated to all employees and applicants.
Contact information for assistance:
Construction Compliance Unit (CCU) at 614-466-8380 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
State of Ohio's Affirmative Action Plan
State of Ohio's EEO Policy Statement
4200 Surface Road
Columbus, Ohio 43228
Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity
Business Certification and Compliance
Research, Reporting and Recruitment
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission
File a Discrimination Complaint
Affirmative Action Program Verification
Certificate of Compliance
Submit I-29 (Work-hour Utilization)