Defining Who Is An 'Applicant'
I'm interested in hearing how other employers are defining the term "applicant" in terms of collecting race and gender information from applicants for affirmative action purposes. Under the new OFCCP regulations that became legally effective at the start of this year, we are required to collect race and gender information on applicants. With so many unsolicited applications coming in over the internet, mail, walk-ins etc., we find we need to more narrowly define this term. The OFCCP's definition is very broad. What are other's using out there for this purpose?