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EOC Glossary

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National Origin (Protected Group)
  An individual's ethnicity, ancestry, nationality.
 
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.
 
Noncompliance
  A contractor's failure to adhere to the conditions set out in the contract's equal opportunity and/or affirmative action clauses and/or the regulations implementing those clauses (41 CFR Chapter 60) and/or failure to correct violations.
 


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American Indian or Alaskan Native (Federal Race/Ethnicity Code)
  All persons having origins in any of the original peoples of North, Central, and South America.
 
Business Necessity
  A defense available when the employer has a criterion for selection that is facially neutral but which excludes members of one sex, race, national origin or religious group at a substantially higher rate than members of other groups (thus creating adverse impact) do. The employer must prove that its requirement having the adverse impact is job-related and consistent with business necessity.