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Missouri Affirmative Action Programs Under Attack!

In the recent case of Behavioral Interventions Inc v Mo Office of Administration pending in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, the State of Missouri’s affirmative action program was challenged as unconstitutional where the program allegedly: Employed goals ...
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SBA Reauthorization Act Addresses Shortfalls in Women Owned Business Procurement

Efforts on Capitol Hill to increase the number of federal contracts awarded to women continue to fall short, according to Denise Farris, managing member of the Farris Law Firm, LLC and Public Policy Chairperson of the Kansas City Chapter of ...
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An Affirmative Action Prognosis

Recent shakeups in the make-up of the United States Supreme Court have left many groups wondering about the future of affirmative action. Since the 1989 seminal decision of City of Richmond v. J. A. Croson, affirmative action policies at the ...
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Is Certification Worth the Hassle?

Seeking certification for your minority- or woman-owned business may even be your civic duty! The certification process for minority, woman or disadvantaged business enterprise status is detailed and time-consuming. To ensure against potential program abuse, the process requires an applicant ...
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Learning the ABC’S of MBE Certifications

Learning the alphabet seemed a daunting business when we were small. Small business owners often find minority or women business enterprise applications similarly daunting. Like the alphabet, learning the ABC’s of certification can provide a worthwhile competitive business tool for ...
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Stronger Contracts

Make sure your company documents have a strict business purpose and are clearly written. Contract litigation is often document driven. Judges and juries typically measure a case against documents that were created by parties before litigation commenced. Despite this fact, ...
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Diagnosing Your Business Formation Requirements

You recognize the importance of careful deliberation when diagnosing a patient. A hurried approach may result in serious consequences and potential legal exposure. Responsible veterinarian practice requires deliberate contemplation of the symptoms, the desired result, and development of the corresponding ...
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Appendix B: Major Federal OSDBU Offices

Agriculture Department 14th & Independence Avenue, SW 1566 South Building Washington, DC 20250-9501 Director: James House Women Business Rep.: Sherry Cohen Veteran Business Rep.: Stella Hughes Phone: (202) 720-7117 Fax: (202) 720-3001 Air Force Department The Pentagon SASSB 1060 Air ...
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Socio-Economic Issues in Government Contracting: The A B C’s of Affirmative Action Compliance

A: The “A”dvent of Affirmative Action “Affirmative Action” remains one of the most divisive issues in public contracting today. However, where most government contracts require adherence to minority and women-owned business (MBE/WBE) utilization goals, the government contractor and legal practitioner ...
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