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DWD 296.02(11)(a)3. 3. The manifestation of disease or disorder in family members of an individual.
DWD 296.02(11)(a)4. 4. An individual's request for, or receipt of, genetic services, or participation in clinical research that includes genetic services by an individual or a family member of an individual.
DWD 296.02(11)(a)5. 5. The genetic information of a fetus carried by an individual or by a pregnant woman who is a family member of the individual and the genetic information of any embryo legally held by the individual or family member using an assisted reproductive technology.
DWD 296.02(11)(b) (b) “Genetic information” does not include information about the sex or age of an individual, the sex or age of family members, or information about the race or ethnicity of an individual or family members that is not derived from a genetic test.
DWD 296.02(12) (12) “ Individual with a disability” means any of the following:
DWD 296.02(12)(a) (a) An individual who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities or limits the capacity to work.
DWD 296.02(12)(b) (b) An individual who has a record of such impairment.
DWD 296.02(12)(c) (c) An individual who is perceived as having such an impairment.
DWD 296.02(13) (13) “ Journeyworker” means an individual who has attained a level of skill, abilities and competencies recognized within an industry as having mastered the skills and competencies required for the occupation.
DWD 296.02(14) (14) “ Major life activities” includes caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, sitting, reaching, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, interacting with others, and working. “Major life activities” also includes the operation of a major bodily function, including functions of the immune system, special sense organs, and skin; normal cell growth; and digestive, genitourinary, bowel, bladder, neurological, brain, respiratory, circulatory, cardiovascular, endocrine, hemic, lymphatic, musculoskeletal, and reproductive functions. “The operation of a major bodily function” includes the operation of an individual organ within a body system.
DWD 296.02(15) (15) “ Physical or mental impairment” means any of the following:
DWD 296.02(15)(a) (a) Any physiological disorder or condition, cosmetic disfigurement, or anatomical loss affecting one or more body systems, such as neurological, musculoskeletal, special sense organs, respiratory (including speech organs), cardiovascular, reproductive, digestive, genitourinary, immune, circulatory, hemic, lymphatic, skin, and endocrine.
DWD 296.02(15)(b) (b) Any mental or psychological disorder, such as intellectual disability, organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness, and specific learning disabilities.
DWD 296.02(16) (16) “ Pre-apprenticeship program” means a training model designed to assist individuals who do not possess the minimum selection criteria established in a program sponsor's apprenticeship standards, as required under this chapter, and that maintains at least one documented partnership with an apprenticeship program. It involves a form of structured workplace education and training in which an employer, employer group, industry association, labor union, community-based organization, or educational institution collaborates to provide formal instruction that introduces participants to the competencies, skills, and materials used in one or more apprenticeable occupations.
DWD 296.02(17) (17) “ Qualified applicant or apprentice” means an individual who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the duties of the apprenticeship program for which the individual applied or is enrolled.
DWD 296.02(18) (18) “ Reasonable accommodation” means any of the following:
DWD 296.02(18)(a) (a) Modifications or adjustments to a job application process that enable a qualified applicant or apprentice with a disability to be considered for the position a qualified applicant or apprentice desires.
DWD 296.02(18)(b) (b) Modifications or adjustments to the work environment, or to the manner or circumstances under which the position held or desired is customarily performed, that enable a qualified applicant or apprentice with a disability to perform the duties of that position.
DWD 296.02(18)(c) (c) Modifications or adjustments that enable a sponsor's apprentice with a disability to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of apprenticeship as are enjoyed by its other similarly situated apprentices without disabilities.
DWD 296.02 Note Note: Examples of reasonable accommodations include:
DWD 296.02 Note 1. Making existing facilities used by apprentices readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.
DWD 296.02 Note 2. Job restructuring; part-time or modified work schedule; reassignment to a vacant position; acquisition or modification of equipment or devices; appropriate adjustment or modifications of examinations, training materials, or policies; the provision of qualified readers or interpreters; and other similar accommodations for individuals with disabilities.
DWD 296.02 Note Note: To determine the appropriate reasonable accommodation, it may be necessary for the sponsor to initiate an informal, interactive process with the qualified individual in need of the accommodation. This process should identify the precise limitations resulting from the disability and potential reasonable accommodations that could overcome those limitations.
DWD 296.02(19) (19) “ Registered” or “registration” means the approval of an apprenticeship program by the department.
DWD 296.02(20) (20) “ Respondent” means the individual or entity identified in a complaint in which discrimination is alleged.
DWD 296.02(21) (21) “ Sponsor” has the meaning prescribed under s. 106.001 (8), Stats.
DWD 296.02(22) (22) “ UGESP” means the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures under 41 CFR 60.3.
DWD 296.02(23) (23) “ Wisconsin equal rights division” means the division of equal rights within the department.
DWD 296.02 History History: CR 19-003: cr. Register September 2019 No. 765, eff. 10-1-19; (4m), (5m) renumbered from (8), (9) and (11) (intro.) renum. (11) (a) and (11) (a) to (e) renum. 1. to 5. (11) under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., and correction in (14), (16) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register September 2019 No. 765.
DWD 296.03 DWD 296.03 Equal opportunity standards applicable to all sponsors.
DWD 296.03(1)(1)Discrimination prohibited. A sponsor of a registered apprenticeship program shall not discriminate against an apprentice or applicant for apprenticeship on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age (40 or older), genetic information, or disability as it relates to any of the following:
DWD 296.03(1)(a) (a) Recruitment, outreach, and selection process.
DWD 296.03(1)(b) (b) Hiring, placement, upgrading, periodic advancement, promotion, demotion, transfer, layoff, termination, right of return from layoff, and rehiring.
DWD 296.03(1)(c) (c) Rotation among work processes.
DWD 296.03(1)(d) (d) Imposition of penalties or other disciplinary action.
DWD 296.03(1)(e) (e) Rates of pay or any other form of compensation or changes in compensation.
DWD 296.03(1)(f) (f) Conditions of work.
DWD 296.03(1)(g) (g) Hours of work and hours of training provided.
DWD 296.03(1)(h) (h) Job assignments.
DWD 296.03(1)(i) (i) Leaves of absence, sick leave, or any other leave.
DWD 296.03(1)(j) (j) Any other benefit, term, condition, or privilege associated with apprenticeship.
DWD 296.03(2) (2)General duty to engage in affirmative action. A sponsor of a registered apprenticeship program shall take affirmative steps to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship that shall include all of the following:
DWD 296.03(2)(a) (a) Assignment of responsibility. A sponsor shall designate an individual with appropriate authority in the registered apprenticeship program, to act as an apprenticeship coordinator that is responsible for and accountable for overseeing the registered apprenticeship program's commitment to equal opportunity, including the development and implementation of an affirmative action program under s. DWD 296.04. A sponsor shall provide resources, support, and access to leadership to ensure effective implementation. The individual designated under this section shall be responsible for all of the following:
DWD 296.03(2)(a)1. 1. Monitoring all registered apprenticeship activity to ensure compliance with the nondiscrimination and affirmative action obligations required in this chapter.
DWD 296.03(2)(a)2. 2. Maintaining records required in this section.
DWD 296.03(2)(a)3. 3. Generating and submitting reports as required by the department.
DWD 296.03(2)(b) (b) Internal dissemination of equal opportunity policy. A sponsor shall inform all applicants for apprenticeship, apprentices, and individuals connected with the administration or operation of the registered apprenticeship program of its commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action obligations. In addition, a sponsor shall require that individuals connected with the administration or operation of the apprenticeship program take the necessary action to aid the sponsor in meeting its nondiscrimination and affirmative action obligations under this section. A sponsor shall do all of the following:
DWD 296.03(2)(b)1. 1. Publish the equal opportunity pledge prescribed under sub. (3) in its standards of apprenticeship required in s. DWD 295.02 and in apprentice and employee handbooks, policy manuals, newsletters, or other documents circulated by the sponsor that describe the nature of the sponsorship.
DWD 296.03(2)(b)2. 2. Post the equal opportunity pledge required in sub. (3) on bulletin boards, including through electronic media, or any other location accessible to all apprentices and applicants for apprenticeship.
DWD 296.03(2)(b)3. 3. Conduct orientation and periodic information sessions for individuals connected with the administration or operation of the registered apprenticeship program, including all apprentices and journeyworkers who regularly work with apprentices, to inform and remind individuals of the sponsor's equal employment opportunity policy in the apprenticeship program and provide anti-harassment training required in par. (d) 1.
DWD 296.03(2)(b)4. 4. Maintain records necessary to demonstrate compliance with the requirements under this section and provide a copy of these records as requested by the department.
DWD 296.03(2)(c) (c) Universal outreach and recruitment. A sponsor shall implement all of the following measures to ensure the outreach and recruitment efforts for apprentices extend to all individuals available for apprenticeship within the sponsor's relevant recruitment area without regard to race, sex, ethnicity, or disability:
DWD 296.03(2)(c)1. 1. Develop, and update on an annual basis, a list of current recruitment sources that generate referrals from all demographic groups within the relevant recruitment area.
DWD 296.03 Note Note: Examples of relevant recruitment sources include: local workforce investment boards and job centers, community-based organizations, community colleges, vocational, career, and technical schools, pre-apprenticeship programs, and federally funded, youth job-training programs.
DWD 296.03(2)(c)2. 2. Provide the name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address for each recruitment source.
DWD 296.03(2)(c)3. 3. Provide recruitment sources advance notice, preferably 30 days, of apprenticeship openings to allow recruitment sources the opportunity to notify and refer candidates. This notice shall include documentation of the sponsor's equal opportunity pledge prescribed under sub. (3).
DWD 296.03(2)(d) (d) Maintaining apprenticeship programs free from harassment, intimidation, and retaliation. A sponsor shall develop and implement procedures to ensure apprentices are not harassed because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age (40 or older), genetic information, or disability and ensure the registered apprenticeship program is free from intimidation and retaliation as prescribed in s. DWD 296.17. A sponsor shall promote an environment in which all apprentices feel safe, welcomed, and treated fairly and ensure all of the following steps are taken:
DWD 296.03(2)(d)1. 1. Provide anti-harassment training to all individuals connected with the administration or operation of the registered apprenticeship program, including all apprentices and journeyworkers who regularly work with apprentices. Training shall include participation by trainees and may include attending a training session in person or completing an interactive training online. The training content shall include all of the following:
DWD 296.03(2)(d)1.a. a. That harassing conduct shall not be tolerated.
DWD 296.03(2)(d)1.b. b. The definition of harassment and the types of conduct that constitute unlawful harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age (40 or older), genetic information, and disability.
DWD 296.03(2)(d)1.c. c. The right to file a harassment complaint as prescribed under s. DWD 296.14.
DWD 296.03(2)(d)2. 2. Ensure all facilities and apprenticeship activities are available without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age (40 or older), genetic information, or disability, except that if a sponsor provides restrooms or changing facilities, a sponsor shall provide access to separate or single user restrooms and changing facilities to assure privacy between sexes.
DWD 296.03(2)(d)3. 3. Establish and implement procedures to handle and resolve complaints about harassment and intimidation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age (40 or older), genetic information, or disability, and complaints about retaliation for engaging in protected activity under s. DWD 296.17.
DWD 296.03(2)(e) (e) Compliance with federal and state equal employment opportunity laws. A sponsor shall comply with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations that require equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age (40 or older), genetic information, or disability. Failure to comply with this chapter, if related to the equal employment opportunity of apprentices or graduates of an apprenticeship program, may result in deregistration or other enforcement actions prescribed under s. DWD 296.15.
DWD 296.03(3) (3)Equal opportunity pledge. A sponsor of a registered apprenticeship program shall include in its standards of apprenticeship, and any apprenticeship opportunity announcements, the following equal opportunity pledge:
[Enter name of sponsor] shall not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older. [Enter name of sponsor] shall take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and operate the apprenticeship program as required under 29 CFR part 30, and the equal employment opportunity rules of the state of Wisconsin."
DWD 296.03(4) (4)Compliance.
DWD 296.03(4)(a)(a) A sponsor of a registered apprenticeship program shall comply with the obligations of this subsection within 180 days of January 18, 2019.
DWD 296.03(4)(b) (b) A sponsor registering an apprenticeship program after January 18, 2019 shall comply with the obligations under this subsection upon registration or 180 days after January 18, 2019, whichever is later.
DWD 296.03(5) (5)Notice on filing a complaint. A sponsor shall provide written notice as prescribed under s. DWD 296.14 to all applicants and apprentices on how to file a discrimination complaint.
DWD 296.03 History History: CR 19-003: cr. Register September 2019 No. 765, eff. 10-1-19; correction in (2) (a), (c) 1., (d) (title), 1. b., (3) made under s. 35.17 Stats., Register September 2019 No. 765.
DWD 296.04 DWD 296.04Affirmative action program.
DWD 296.04(1)(1)Adoption of an affirmative action program.
DWD 296.04(1)(a) (a) A sponsor of a registered apprenticeship program shall develop and maintain an affirmative action program in a written plan, unless any of the following apply:
DWD 296.04(1)(a)1. 1. A sponsor provides satisfactory evidence of compliance with an equal opportunity program providing for affirmative action in apprenticeship as prescribed in 29 CFR 30.4 (d) (2).
DWD 296.04(1)(a)2. 2. The registered apprenticeship program has fewer than five apprentices, unless such program was adopted to circumvent the requirements of this paragraph.
DWD 296.04(1)(b) (b) The components of a written plan shall be developed in accordance with the respective compliance dates and made available to the department upon request.
DWD 296.04(2) (2)Contents of an affirmative action program. An affirmative action program under sub. (1) shall include all of the following:
DWD 296.04(2)(a) (a) Utilization analysis for race, sex, and ethnicity as prescribed under s. DWD 296.05.
DWD 296.04(2)(b) (b) Establishment of utilization goals for race, sex, and ethnicity as prescribed under s. DWD 296.06.
DWD 296.04(2)(c) (c) Utilization goals for individuals with disabilities as prescribed under s. DWD 296.07.
DWD 296.04(2)(d) (d) Targeted outreach, recruitment, and retention as prescribed under s. DWD 296.08.
DWD 296.04(2)(e) (e) Review of personnel processes as prescribed under s. DWD 296.09.
DWD 296.04(2)(f) (f) Invitations to self-identify as prescribed under s. DWD 296.11.
DWD 296.04(3) (3)Written affirmative action plans.
DWD 296.04(3)(a) (a) A sponsor that is required to adopt an affirmative action program under sub. (1), shall create and update a written affirmative action plan memorializing and discussing the contents of the program identified under sub. (2).
DWD 296.04(3)(b) (b) The initial written affirmative action plan for registered apprenticeship programs existing as of January 18, 2018, shall be completed within 2 years of January 18, 2018. The written affirmative action plan shall be updated every time the sponsor completes workforce analysis required under ss. DWD 296.05 (2) and 296.07 (2).
DWD 296.04(3)(c) (c) The initial written affirmative action plan for apprenticeship programs registered after January 18, 2018 shall be completed within 2 years of registration. The written affirmative action plan shall be updated every time the sponsor completes workforce analysis required under ss. DWD 296.05 (2) and 296.07 (2).
DWD 296.04 History History: CR 19-003: cr. Register September 2019 No. 765, eff. 10-1-19; correction in (3) (b), (c) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register September 2019 No. 765.
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