Affirmative action clauses are legally mandated provisions that all federal contracts or subcontracts for amounts of $10,000 or greater must include.
These clauses are stated in 41 C.F.R. paragraphs 60-250.4 and 60-741.4, and specifically protect three disabled classes: individuals with disability, Vietnam-era veterans and special disabled veterans. When a federal contract or subcontract reaches the threshold amount, the law considers that these clauses are contained in it, whether or not they are explicitly written into the contract. Even when a qualifying contract is not in writing, the affirmative action clauses are deemed to be incorporated into it. In the case that the contract is oral or does not contain the relevant paragraphs, the law will still require that the affirmative action provisions be acted upon by the relevant parties and that the required protections be extended to individuals in the enumerated groups.Related terms:
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