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The Fairview County Public Library has 516 employees, including 163 librarians. A study
of the library staff reveals that 3 out of 30 supervisors in the library branches are male
although men make up 25% of the branch librarians. In order to increase the number of
male supervisory librarians, the library decides to implement an affirmative action plan
that would consider gender as one component of the decision when promoting
librarians. Is this affirmative action plan valid? Explain your answer.
Discussion:
A number of quantitative analysis have to be done before implementing any affirmative
action plan in an organization. It includes certain procedures and policies that are adopted by
the management of the organization. These eliminate the barriers to employment
opportunities. The action plan includes the management’s analysis of its personnel’s and
identifying the deficient areas. It is mainly focused on creating employment opportunities for
the minorities and women. The affirmative plan includes the eradication of the
underutilisation of the minorities or the women employees.
In the above instance the decision of the Fairview County Public Library management to
increase the number of male employees is not legally acceptable. This is due to the reason
that men do not fall under the minority category under the affirmative action plan. It can be
argued that the number of male employees is very low considered to that of the female
employees in the library. Therefore, the management adopts the plan to increase the number
of the male employees. Affirmative plan can be implemented only after continuous evaluation
and analysis of the conditions that prevail in the organization. Only after that the affirmative
action plan should be adopted understanding the need.

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