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52 Pa. Code § 69.802. Definitions for reporting employee statistics.

§ 69.802. Definitions for reporting employee statistics.

 The following words and terms, when used in § §  69.801—69.809 in the context of major jurisdictional utility company employees, have the following meanings:

   Black or African-Americans—A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.

   Asian (not Hispanic or Latino)—A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia or the Indian Subcontinent, including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand and Vietnam.

   Diversity—The attainment of organizational objectives by maximizing the contributions of individuals from every segment of the population including minorities, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ and veterans.

   Hispanic or Latino—A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.

   LGBTQ—Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning. This term also includes gender non-conforming individuals.

   Long-term plan—A plan applicable to a period of 5 years.

   MIL—Minimum Improvement Level—A level or goal which, when achieved, indicates progress in a preferred direction. An MIL is neither a requirement nor a quota, and no specific participation levels are intended.

   Major jurisdictional utility company—Electric, gas, water and telephone utilities whose net plant in service is valued at $10 million or more. The term includes major telephone companies, defined as companies exceeding 50,000 access lines.

   Midterm plan—A plan applicable to a period of 3 years.

   Native American or Alaska Native (not Hispanic or Latino)—A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment.

   Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (not Hispanic or Latino)—A person having origins in any of the peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa or other Pacific Islands.

   Person with disabilities—A person who has a disability as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C.A. §  12102. Employer reporting on person with disabilities should be based on employee self-identification.

   Short-term plan—A plan applicable to a period of 1 year.

   Substantial objectives—Objectives which are realistic and clearly demonstrate a major jurisdictional utility company’s commitment to increase minority/women/persons with disabilities/LGBTQ/veteran-owned business share of the utility’s purchases and contracts.

   Two or more races (not Hispanic or Latino)—A person who identifies with more than one of the five races identified in this section.

   White (not Hispanic or Latino)—A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East or North Africa.

   Veteran——A person who meets any veteran category defined in 42 C.F.R. §  61-300.2.


   The provisions of this §  69.802 amended under the Public Utility Code, 66 Pa.C.S. § §  501, 505, 506 and 512.


   The provisions of this §  69.802 adopted March 24, 1995, effective March 25, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 1084; amended January 22, 2021, effective January 23, 2021, 51 Pa.B. 435. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (340984) and (220839) to (220840).

Cross References

   This section cited in 52 Pa. Code §  69.802a (relating to difinitions for reporting vendor statistics).

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