What is an Affirmative Action Officer (AAO)?" An AAO is a member of the professional staff who has responsibility to coordinate and implement the district's efforts to comply with the regulations of N.J.A.C. 6A:7 and to promote a working and learning environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. This person also serves as the district's Title IX Coordinator.
An AAO does the following:
- Oversees the implementation of the district’s affirmative action plan to increase minorities in the district.
- Oversees the development and implementation of the district’s comprehensive equity plan as defined in N.J.A.C. 6A:7.
- Monitors implementation of the plan and related strategies for improvement.
- Maintains communication with staff, students, and community.
- Coordinates/provides mandated in-service training for all certified and non-certified staff.
- Has full knowledge of district grievance procedures and employment policies and is the point person for students and staff filing grievance procedures.
- Maintains confidential records and reports data as required.
- Assures that the district maintains fair and impartial hiring practices; frequently sits in on interviews.
- Performs other duties as deemed necessary.
Affirmative Action Links:
Notice of Non-Discrimination
Notice to Vendors