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Gender Identity/Expression
  Gender Expression - External manifestation of one's gender identity, usually expressed through "masculine," "feminine," or gender-variant behavior, clothing, haircut, voice, or body characteristics. Typically, transgender people seek to make their gender expression match their gender identity, rather than match their birth-assigned sex.

Gender Identity - One's internal, personal sense of being a man or a woman (or boy or girl). For transgender people, their birth-assigned sex and their own internal sense of gender identity do not match.
Good Faith Efforts
  This term refers to a contractor's efforts to make all aspects of its affirmative action plan work. Designing and implementing an effective affirmative action plan requires sustained attention. The contractor must analyze its employment and recruitment practices as they affect equal opportunity, identify problem areas, design and implement measures to address the problems, and monitor the effectiveness of its program, making adjustments as circumstances warrant. In evaluating the contractor's good faith efforts, the EOS must make a careful assessment of the quality and thoroughness of the contractor's work to implement its program and assure equal opportunity. The basic components of good faith efforts are (1) outreach and recruitment measures to broaden candidate pools from which selection decisions are made to include minorities and women and (2) systematic efforts to assure that selections thereafter are made without regard to race, sex, or other prohibited factors.

Related Items
Marital Status (Protected Group)
  Whether an individual is single or married.
National Origin (Protected Group)
  An individual's ethnicity, ancestry, nationality.
Protected Group
  A group of persons, identifiable by name or characteristics, who are the victims of a pattern or practice of discrimination.
Race (Protected Group)
  American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian; Black or African American; Hispanic/Latino; Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; or Two or More Races.
Sex (Protected Group)
  Specifically male or female.
Veteran's Status (Protected Group)
  Vietnam era veterans, special disabled veterans, and veterans who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized.