Definitions for "Underutilization"
Keywords:  workforce, fewer, redress, efforts, job
A statistical condition which occurs when there are fewer affected groups in a particular job group than would be reasonably expected by their availability. Persistent underutilization is a legitimate "problem" and requires that the institution respond with good faith efforts to eliminate the underutilization.
As part of the affirmative action process, this report is used to determine whether certain members of protected groups are being inadequately represented within the workforce. The report uses information based on the geographic area and positions within the organization.
Having materially fewer minorities or women in a particular job group than reasonably would be expected based on their availability in the community.