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The Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) ensures that businesses seeking state contracts are in compliance with equal opportunity requirements, and issues certificates of compliance to those businesses that have an affirmative action plan approved by the Commissioner of Human Rights.
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Forms and Worksheets

Forms and worksheets that will assist Contractors in applying for certificates, reporting or completing an audit.

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Equal Pay Certificate FAQ

The Women"s Economic Security Act (WESA) in part creates an obligation for certain state contractors to obtain an Equal Pay Certificate from the Minnesota Department of Human Rights prior to executing a contract.

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Affirmative Action Plan Toolkit

The Affirmative Action Plan Toolkit provides resources and detailed instructions on how to meet AAP requirements.

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Good Faith Efforts

A contractor's good faith efforts are determined by whether it takes prompt corrective action when it becomes aware that goals are not being met.

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Large State Projects Workforce Participation

See participation rates for minorities and women working on large state construction projects monitored by the Department.

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Affirmative Action Plans

A guide to developing Affirmative Action Plans to increase workforce diversity and inclusion.

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Workforce Certificates Requirements and Audits

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights offers resources for contractors to assist them in applying for and retaining their workforce certificate.

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Apply for a Workforce Certificate

See what businesses are required to secure a Workforce Certificate of Compliance.

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Contact Contract Compliance

Contact information to request information about Contract Compliance

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