Regardless of the method employed to determine underutilization, the contractor must establish a placement goal for each job group where minorities or women, or both, are underutilized.36 The placement goal established must be at least equal to the availability percentage of the underutilized minorities and women for the specific job group.37 The contractor may establish a goal higher than required under the Executive Order. Placement goals are not rigid and are not quotas.
Contractors are generally required to set a single goal for all minorities when minorities as a whole are underutilized. However, in the event of a substantial disparity in the utilization of a particular minority group, or the utilization of men or women of a particular minority group, the contractor may be required to establish separate goals for those groups.38
36. 41 CFR 60-2.15.
37. 41 CFR 60-2.16(b).
38. 41 CFR 60-2.16(d).