|FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DEFINITIONS OF|
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION CATEGORIES
White (not of Hispanic origin): any person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, North Africa or the Middle East.
Black (not of Hispanic origin): any person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa.
Hispanic: any person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South Americanor other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.
Asian or Pacific Islander: any person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent or the Pacific Islands. This also includes, for example, India, China, Japan, Korea, the Phillippine Islands and Samoa.
American Indian or Alaskan Native: any person having origins in any of the original peoples of North America who maintains cultural identification through tribal affiliationor community recognition.
Disabled: a person who, (1) has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of the person's major life activities; (2) has a record of such an impairment; or (3) is regarded as having such an impairment. A disability is substantially limiting if it is likely to cause the person difficulty in securing, retaining or advancing employment.
Disabled Veteran: any person entitled to disability compensation under laws administered by the Veterans Administration for a disability rated at 30 per centum or more or any person whose discharge or release from active duty was for a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.
Vietnam-era Veteran: any person who was on active duty with any branch of the United States military service during any portion of the Vietnam era and who, (1) served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days and was discharged or released with other than a dishonorable discharge or (2) was discharged or released from active duty for a service-connected disability. Federal regulations define the Vietnam era as the period between August 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975.