The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Contract Compliance administers the Kentucky Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Certification Program, the Kentucky Minority and Women Business Enterprise Certification Program, and the Kentucky Contract Compliance Program.
Additionally, the office develops, implements, monitors, and evaluates equal opportunity and affirmative action programs within the Finance and Administration Cabinet. The cabinet does not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. The cabinet is committed to maintaining a positive, non-hostile work environment where all employees are safe to report discrimination, harassment, or retaliation or to request a reasonable accommodation. Cabinet employees should visit the FAC intranet for more information.
The Finance and Administration Cabinet also complies with the Kentucky Civil Rights Act and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, under which individuals or groups cannot be excluded from participating in or enjoying the benefits of federal programs based on their race, color, or national origin.
Contract Compliance Program
The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Contract Compliance monitors the employment activities of vendors, contractors, and subcontractors on state-funded contracts. All vendors, contractors, and subcontractors with contracts that exceed $500,000 must agree that they will not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, color, religion, sex, age forty (40) and over, disability, veteran status, or national origin. The provisions are found in the Kentucky Equal Employment Opportunity Act (KRS 45.560 - 45.640).
Contract Compliance Forms
To comply with the Kentucky Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Act, apparent low bidders must provide EEO information to the contracting agency. This information includes a statement of intent to comply, a workforce breakdown, and a list of subcontractors. The EEO information must be submitted using cabinet forms.
Within ten (10) days receipt of the EEO information from the contracting agency, the office will review the documents and determine whether additional information is required or whether the contractor/ vendor should be approved. Approved contractors/vendors are qualified to bid on any contract covered by the Kentucky EEO Act without filing additional data for a period of one (1) year.