FEDERAL MANDATES & EEO
We are a contractor which does business with the government, and as such we are required to take affirmative action to ensure that equal opportunity is provided in all aspects of employment
Religious Entities/Educational Institutions
1. Does the final Rule alter the existing religious exemption in EO 11246 in any way?
No. EO 13672 made no changes to the existing religious exemption, which was added to EO 11246 by President Bush in 2002, allowing religiously affiliated contractors (religious corporations, associations, educational institutions, or societies) to favor individuals of a particular religion when making certain employment decisions. The regulation implementing that exemption is located at 41 CFR 60-1.5 (a)(5).
.... the nondiscrimination obligation of Executive Order 11246 "shall not apply to a Government contractor or subcontractor that is a religious corporation, association, educational institution, or society, .... Such contractors and subcontractors are not exempted or excused from complying with the other requirements contained in this Order."
State requirements for "exempt" organizations:
States that DO NOT require Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity:
AL, AR, FL, GA, ID, LA, MS, NE, NC, ND, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV, WY
States that REQUIRE Sexual Orientation, but DO NOT require Gender Identity:
AK, AZ, MO, MT, NH, OH, WI
States that require BOTH Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity:
CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, HI, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, NV, NJ, NM, NY, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA
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