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Workforce Certificates of Compliance

Workforce Certificates of Compliance are issued after MDHR receives:
  • An Affirmative Action Plan that outlines the good-faith efforts a business will take to recruit, hire, and promote women, people of color, and individuals with disabilities.
  • A completed application form that is signed by the business’ Board Chair or Chief Executive Officer.  You can find the application form on the MDHR website. 
  • A check or money order for the $150 application fee. Checks should be made payable to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.

Learn more about applying for a Workforce Certificate.

Equal Pay Certificates 

Equal Pay Certificates are issued after MDHR receives:
  • The $150 application fee
  • A statement of equal pay compliance signed by the organization’s Chief Executive Officer
  • Then, mail to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, Contract Compliance – Pay Equity Certification, 625 Robert Street North, Saint Paul, MN 55155.
Learn more about applying for a Equal Pay Certificate.

Contract Compliance

MDHR Contract Compliance Services ensures:

  • Businesses seeking state contracts are in compliance with equal opportunity requirements, 
  • Issues certificates of compliance 
  • Issues equal pay certificates to businesses.
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