(a)  The Division of Aging has developed (and revises as necessary) an affirmative action plan for equal employment opportunity.  The affirmative action plan addresses minorities, women, physical handicapped and older persons in quantitative and qualitative terms.

(b)  The Division of Aging requires that all Older Americans Act grantees have acceptable affirmative action plans consistent with criteria established by the Division, as a condition for approval of grant awards.

(c)  Any area agency which is a public agency shall have an affirmative action program which complies with the requirements of Section 900.607 of Title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 900, Subpart F, Standards for a Merit System of Personnel Administration.

(d)  Older Americans Act project grantees shall, as a minimum, obtain a statement of assurance from subgrantees and subcontractors to providing equal opportunities in carrying out the activities funded under the Older Americans Act.

(1)           The statement of assurance shall be on file with the award document.

(2)           Project grantees must monitor subgrantees' and subcontractors' compliance with the equal employment opportunity requirements.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B‑10; 143B‑138; 45 C.F.R., Chapter XIII, Part 1321;

5 C.F.R., Part 900, Subpart F;

Eff. October 1, 1980;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 23, 2015.