U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

Regulations most recently checked for updates: Jul 05, 2022

§ 18.4 - Elements of program.

A satisfactory program shall include:

(a) A statement of policy prohibiting discrimination in employment;

(b) An administrative procedure enforcing that policy;

(c) A positive affirmative action plan designed to assure equal opportunity in employment;

(d) A procedure for identifying and eliminating employment practices tending to create or continue discrimination in employment;

(e) A procedure for evaluating the success of the program;

(f) Adequate provision for publicizing the program including dissemination of information to all those covered by these regulations;

(g) A procedure for prompt processing of complaints assuring no less than minimum rights prescribed in § 18.5;

(h) Adequate provisions for the protection of complainants, employees, witnesses, and representatives from interference, harassment, intimidation and reprisal;

(i) A procedure for the informal resolution of complaints; and,

(j) A procedure for recording receipt and disposition of all complaints. A report of the receipt and a report of the disposition of all formal complaints will be sent promptly to the Secretary.