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Human Resources

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Affirmative Action

What is Affirmative Action?

Affirmative Action is a program of positive action, undertaken with conviction and effort to overcome the present effects of past practices, policies, or barriers to equal employment opportunity and to achieve the full and fair participation of women, minorities and individuals with disabilities found to be underutilized in the workforce based on availability.

The purpose of affirmative action is to establish fair access to employment opportunities to create a workforce that is an accurate reflection of the demographics of the qualified available workforce in the relevant job market. Affirmative Action policies and programs are tools whereby additional efforts are made to recruit, hire and promote qualified women, minorities and individuals with disabilities.

The Department of Public Safety is committed to Minnesota's statewide affirmative action efforts and equal opportunity policies.

It is the policy of the Department of Public Safety to provide an employment environment free of any form of discriminatory harassment as prohibited by federal, state, and local human rights laws. We strongly encourage suggestions as to how we may improve the Department of Public Safety. We strive to provide equal employment opportunities and the best possible service to the citizens of Minnesota.

DPS 2022-2024 Affirm​ative Action Plan​

DPS Equal Opportunity Employment Plan