City of Camden, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Camden 8-28-1980 as Ord. No. MC-1650; amended in its entirety 6-23-1983 by Ord. No. MC-1964.
Editor's Note: Ordinance No. MC-1964 contained the following findings in its preface:
"1. The City Council of the City of Camden recognizes its legal and moral obligation to promote and preserve the economic well-being of all citizens of the City of Camden; and
"2. The City Council of the City of Camden, in viewing the present economic conditions which confront minority citizens within the City of Camden, and said minority citizens make up a significant portion of the population of the City of Camden; and
"3. The present economic conditions nationwide do affect, in an adverse fashion, the economic well-being and status of minority citizens of the City of Camden in such a way as to elevate the amount of unemployment within the City of Camden above the levels that exist county-wide and statewide; and
"4. The City Council of the City of Camden has been informed that unemployment statewide is 8.1% and county-wide is 7.6%. The unemployment figures for the City of Camden, as given to the City Council by the Department of Labor of the United States, are 11.5%. However, at the last figures recorded by the State of New Jersey Department of Labor, Affirmative Action Office, unemployment among Black Americans was 18.4% and unemployment among Hispanic-Americans was 15.6%. The latter figures as to Black and Hispanic unemployment were as of the end of 1977, and the Department of Labor has informed the City Council of the City of Camden that these particular figures have increased significantly, making the problem of unemployment even more grave than that which existed when the figures where compiled; and
"5. The City Council of the City of Camden, by the adoption of an Affirmative Action Program, seeks to relieve the problem of unemployment among its residents and citizens and seeks to promote the growth of minority involvement in construction and obtaining contracts for minority-owned business; and "6. The City of Camden, in concert with the State of New Jersey and the Federal Government, supports the concept of seeking to grant a definite portion of all construction-trade-related contracts and jobs, funded by local, state and/or federal moneys, to minority contractors and employees; and
"WHEREAS the current unemployment figure for the City of Camden, as reported by the New Jersey Department of Labor, is 19.1%;"
Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]

Administration of government — See Ch. 5.

Personnel policies of City — See Ch. 82.

Word Usage (§ 12-1) 

Review Council and Affirmative Action Officer (§ 12-2 — § 12-9) 

Hiring Goals (§ 12-10 — § 12-12) 

Minority Business Enterprise Goals (§ 12-13 — § 12-14) 

Developer/Contractor to Ensure Compliance (§ 12-15 — § 12-21) 

Preaward Conference (§ 12-22 — § 12-23) 

Reporting Requirements (§ 12-24 — § 12-29) 

Criteria for Determining Good Faith Efforts (§ 12-30 — § 12-32) 

Noncompliance (§ 12-33 — § 12-36) 

Union Statements (§ 12-37) 

Subcontractors (§ 12-38 — § 12-39) 

State and Federal Requirements (§ 12-40 — § 12-41) 

Outreach and Training (§ 12-42 — § 12-43) 

Article I Word Usage

§ 12-1 Definitions.

Article II Review Council and Affirmative Action Officer

§ 12-2 Affirmative Action Review Council established.

§ 12-3 Membership of Council; terms of office.

§ 12-4 Appointment of Council.

§ 12-5 Removal of Council members.

§ 12-6 Compensation of Council.

§ 12-7 Filling vacancies on Council.

§ 12-8 Powers and duties of Council.

§ 12-9 Powers and duties of Affirmative Action Officer.

Article III Hiring Goals

§ 12-10 Goals and adjustments established.

§ 12-11 Applicability to all trades; goals to be met.

§ 12-12 Determination of work hours.

Article IV Minority Business Enterprise Goals

§ 12-13 Percentage of subcontracts on large contracts.

§ 12-14 Percentage of certain-sized contracts.

Article V Developer/Contractor to Ensure Compliance

§ 12-15 Distribution of chapter; compliance of subcontractor.

§ 12-16 Good faith effort by developer/contractor.

§ 12-17 Required percentage of minority apprentices on certain subcontracts.

§ 12-18 Effect on collective-bargaining agreements.

§ 12-19 Notifying Officer that union impeding contractor's compliance efforts.

§ 12-20 Copies of collective-bargaining agreements to be submitted.

§ 12-21 Developer/contractor to designate officer to administer program.

Article VI Preaward Conference

§ 12-22 Conference to be held.

§ 12-23 Focus of evaluation.

Article VII Reporting Requirements

§ 12-24 Applicability of Article.

§ 12-25 Work force table.

§ 12-26 Weekly payroll records and monthly cumulative summary.

§ 12-27 Monthly written narrative of efforts to ensure compliance.

§ 12-28 Access to weekly certified payroll records.

§ 12-29 Developer/contractor to monitor personnel activities.

Article VIII Criteria for Determining Good Faith Efforts

§ 12-30 Failure to meet requirements; demonstration of good faith effort.

§ 12-31 Measurement of good faith effort in work force requirements.

§ 12-32 Measurement of good faith effort in minority-owned business participation.

Article IX Noncompliance

§ 12-33 Issuance of notices.

§ 12-34 Removal of notice upon meeting obligations or explanation.

§ 12-35 Action upon failure to comply.

§ 12-36 Actions subject to discretion of Business Administrator.

Article X Union Statements

§ 12-37 Statement of agreement required.

Article XI Subcontractors

§ 12-38 Developer/Contractor responsible for subcontractors' compliance.

§ 12-39 Subcontract to bind subcontractor to compliance.

Article XII State and Federal Requirements

§ 12-40 Compliance required; effect on local provisions.

§ 12-41 Language of compliance requirement in bid solicitations.

Article XIII Outreach and Training

§ 12-42 Funds required on large contracts.

§ 12-43 Set-aside.