N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law Section 52-0111
Equal employment opportunity program


All contracts for design, construction, services and materials pursuant to this article of whatever nature and all documents soliciting bids or proposals therefor shall contain or make reference to the following provisions:


The contractor will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or marital status, and will undertake or continue existing programs of affirmative action to ensure that minority group persons and women are afforded equal opportunity without discrimination. Such programs shall include, but not be limited to, recruitment, employment, job assignment, promotion, upgrading, demotion, transfer, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, and selections for training or retraining, including apprenticeship and on-the-job training.


At the request of the department or the office, the contractor shall request each employment agency, labor union, or authorized representative of workers with which it has a collective bargaining or other agreement or understanding and which is involved in the performance of the contract with the agency to furnish a written statement that such employment agency, labor union or representative shall not discriminate because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status and that such union or representative will cooperate in the implementation of the contractor’s obligations hereunder.


The contractor will state, in all solicitations or advertisements for employees placed by or on behalf of the contractor in the performance of the contract with the agency, that all qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunity without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status.


The contractor will include the provisions of paragraphs a through c of this subdivision in every subcontract or purchase order in such a manner that such provisions will be binding upon each subcontractor or vendor as to its work in connection with the contract with the agency.


The department and the office shall establish procedures and guidelines to ensure that contractors and subcontractors undertake programs of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity as required by this section. Such procedures may require after notice in a bid solicitation, the submission of an affirmative action program prior to the award of any contract, or at any time thereafter, and may require the submission of compliance reports relating to the operation and implementation of any affirmative action program adopted hereunder. The department or the office may take appropriate action including contractual sanctions for non-compliance to effectuate the provisions of this section and shall be responsible for monitoring compliance with this article.

Source: Section 52-0111 — Equal employment opportunity program, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ENV/52-0111 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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