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We understand Affirmative Action Plans can be a bit overwhelming and slightly intimidating, especially if you haven’t done them in the past. Our team at Optimum Human Resource Systems has created a short, instructional “AAP Basics” white paper. This paper is not meant to make you an expert in Affirmative Action Plans, that's what we are here for. The paper will give you a basic understanding of why AAP’s are done and what is all involved in their creation. 


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As I mentioned in a previous post, I’m a big fan of walking and listening to audiobooks. Another passion of mine that was not mentioned is my love of architecture. So imagine my surprise and curiosity the first time I came upon one of Minneapolis’s “Little Free Libraries,” basically a little bird box structure that houses books that are donated by people in the community.  Not only am I drawn to the structure itself, but I always find myself pausing to explore the contents inside.  Occasionally I find a diamond in the rough.

"A Tribute to Dr. King"
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Great Reads to Inspire Affirmative Action - Planning

For me, the silver-lining of COVID is embracing my alone time and using it as a learning opportunity. I discovered the beauty of checking out audiobooks from the Hennepin County Library and I incorporated them into my daily hikes. I ended up reading (mostly listening to, actually) 66 books in 2020.

"Inspirational Reads"
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