Employee and Labor Relations

Employee and Labor Relations

Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action is designed to help eliminate effects of past and present discrimination. It is a process in which employers identify areas of improvement, set goals, and take positive steps to enhance opportunities for protected class members - individuals with disabilities, minorities (Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaska native), veterans (disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans, or Armed forces service medal veterans), and women. Affirmative Action focuses on hiring, training, and promoting qualified protected class members where they are underrepresented.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) means that all tangible employment actions must be job and business related. It is illegal for employers to make employment decisions based on an applicant's or employee's race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, age, military/veteran status or disability.

Policies and Procedures

The university's Affirmative Action Plan for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities is available for viewing by all applicants and employees upon request.