4.1 Policies. In conjunction with Federal and State Executive Orders, the Employer and the Union agree on the need for an affirmative action approach to correct and review any inequities in the employment process. An affirmative action plan requires the Employer to make special efforts to recruit, employ, retain and promote qualified members of groups formerly excluded, even if that exclusion cannot be traced to particular discriminatory actions on the part of the Employer.
4.2 Groups included in the affirmative action program are those covered by federal and state regulations, and are currently women, American Indians, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Blacks, Hispanics/Latinos, Vietnam era veterans, disabled veterans, persons with disabilities and persons 40 years of age and older.
4.3 Goals and Timetables. Upon request the Employer will provide the Union with its affirmative action reports which set forth the goals and timetables of the University for bargaining unit employees.
4.4 It is agreed by the parties that a bargaining unit member elected or selected by the Union shall be encouraged to take an active interest in affirmative action plans affecting each bargaining unit covered by this Agreement.