OKLAHOMA ABSTRACTORS BOARD
NARRATIVE OF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLAN
The Oklahoma Abstractors Board ("OAB") is an agency which came into existence on
January 1, 2008. It is comprised of a nine-member Board, an Executive Director and two
employees. The agency started out with one white woman as the only employee in May,
2008. During the balance of the year, three more employees were hired, one white male
and two white women. The male resigned after three months, and the agency
employees now consist of three white women.
These policies have been distributed to all employees by hand delivery and discussed at
an office staff meeting. These policies have also been hand delivered to all Board
members, and will be distributed to anyone who requests a copy.
It is the responsibility of the appointing authority to exercise overall responsibility for
equal employment opportunity and affirmative action within this agency. He or she may,
however, employ or designate a person to assist in the implementation and monitoring of
EEO/AA Officer- Responsibilities - The person designated to be the EEO/AA Officer
is the Executive Director. Her responsibilities include:
A. Has a position with sufficient authority to ensure program implementation;
B. Is the appointing authority on all matters relating to the EEO/AA program; and
C. Knowledgeable of federal and state civil rights and equal opportunity
legislation and regulations, current social and economic conditions and
interrelationships of majority and minority groups, grievance investigations,
interviewing techniques, and report writing.
General areas of responsibility include:
A. Developing affirmative action programs, plans, policy statements and internal
B. Identifying problem areas and effecting solutions to problems;
C. Designing and implementing audit and reporting systems to:
1. Measure the effectiveness of the agency's program.
2. Indicate remedial action needed to correct deficiencies.
3. Determine the degree to which the agency's goals and objectives have