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Affirmative Action Plan Toolkit

The Minnesota Human Rights Act requires businesses seeking to do business with the State of Minnesota to obtain a workforce Certificate of Compliance from the Minnesota Department of Human Rights prior to bidding on, responding to any requests for proposals, or executing any contracts or agreements for goods or services in excess of $100,000. 

The Affirmative Action Plan Toolkit is a tool designed to help you succeed and includes:

  • Template AAP language revised & shortened
  • Convenient Checklists
  • Reference links to applicable Administrative Rule in AAP 
  • Annual Compliance Report references

Affirmative Action Plan Guide

AA Plan Template  

You can download the Microsoft Word document below to prepare the narrative sections of your affirmative action plan. The document also explains what charts are required as a part of your plan. The charts are available in Microsoft Excel, with formulas that will perform the required calculations, and as Word files to be filled in manually.

Download How-To Develop an Affirmative Action Plan, available in Word (.doc):

You may not need to complete all of the charts below. Please review the instructions in the above 'How To' document to determine which charts you need before downloading charts.

Worksheets: Workforce Analysis Worksheets & Labor Force Availability (Excel Format)


Download Census Data

Affirmative Action Plans and the Annual Compliance Report must use data from the 2010 Census. 

If you need assistance using and/or accessing the data, please email us at

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