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EOC Glossary

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Color
  In reference to the color of an individuals skin tone.
 
Comparative Evidence
  Nonstatistical evidence that compares the contractor's treatment of individuals in one group (e.g., race) with its treatment of similarly situated individuals of other groups.
 
Compliance
  Meeting the requirements and obligations imposed by Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 38 U.S.C. ยง4212, and their implementing regulations.
 
Consent to Sexual Activity
  Intelligent, knowing, and voluntary consent to sexual activity. This does not include coerced submission. There is no duty to fight or offer physical resistance to establish lack of consent. Certain individuals are legally unable to give consent (regardless of what they say or how they behave). An individual is unable to give consent if he or she: is temporarily or permanently incapable of appraising or controlling the nature of his or her conduct due to a mental disease, mental defect, or the influence of drugs, alcohol, or other substances (such as prescribed medications or anesthetics); is unconscious, asleep, or otherwise physically unable to communicate unwillingness to act (e.g., ill or in shock); or is under the age of 18 (unless the individual is 16 years old or older and his or her sexual partner is under the age of 24). If "consent" is achieved through force, physical incapacitation, threat of force, or other threats, this is coercion, not valid consent. Consent to one form of sexual activity does not imply consent to other forms of sexual activity. Consent can be withdrawn at any time, as long as the withdrawal is clearly communicated through words or actions by the person withdrawing consent.
 
Creed
  A set of fundamental beliefs.
 


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Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Federal Race/Ethnicity Code)
  All persons having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
 
Prima Facie Case
  A legal term that refers to a case sufficient on its face to prevail in the absence of contradictory evidence.
 
Terms and Conditions of Employment
  This phrase includes all aspects of the employment relationship between an employee and his or her employer including, but not limited to, application process, hire, compensation fringe benefits, leave policies, job placement, physical environment, work related rules, work assignments, training and education, opportunity to serve on committees and decision making bodies, opportunities for promotion, and maintenance of a nondiscriminatory working environment.
 
Two or More Races (Federal Race/Ethnicity Code)
  All persons having origins in two or more of the other race categories.
 
White/Caucasian (Federal Race/Ethnicity Code)
  All persons having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, or the Indian Subcontinent.