The Treasury Department wants contractors to seek out more women and minorities to work for their companies, Washington Business Journalreports.
Jill Altoro writes the Treasury is planning to add a clause in its contracts that will require vendors to “make good faith efforts to include minorities and women in its workforce.”
These efforts include publicized employment opportunities and identifying and eliminating employment barriers.
According to the WBJ, office directors can also terminate contracts if they believe an adequate effort to hire women and minorities failed to take place.
The new ruling, announced August 22, supports the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which aims to promote diversity in the workplace.