HCM's Targeted Minority Recruitment Program provides technical assistance and recruitment expertise to agencies seeking to achieve targeted hiring goals. It also includes recruitment outreach presentations and training sessions, and participation in job fairs, career days, and community functions.
The Fair Employment Practices Act (FEPA) is an affirmative action hiring method to be used by state agencies for employment of females and minorities in underrepresented job classes. Using FEPA, state agencies may focus recruitment efforts on groups that are underrepresented in the agency's workforce and for whom a targeted hiring goal has been established in the agency's Affirmative Action Plan.
Eligibility for the program is established if an applicant indicates on the Office of Personnel Management employment application that he or she is female, black, Asian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic (Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race), or American Indian or Alaskan Native. State law requires an individual who lists American Indian as his or her race, within 30 days of appointment, to verify tribal affiliation by providing a Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood from the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, or by providing the name and address of tribal officials who can verify his or her tribal affiliation.