Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy

 

It is the ongoing policy and practice of the University of Colorado at Boulder (UCB) to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all individuals and to take affirmative action (AA) with respect to qualified individuals from underrepresented groups.

EEO means providing individuals with equal access to all phases of the employment process regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. EEO shall apply to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, including hiring, probation, testing, training and development, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, educational assistance, discipline, termination, layoffs, social, cultural and recreational programs, and retirement. AA means taking positive efforts to recruit, employ, retain and advance in employment qualified women, people of color, individuals with disabilities and veterans in order to overcome effects of past discrimination.

UCB does not discriminate in any condition of employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. UCB is committed to making employment decisions in all job titles based on valid job requirements, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. UCB maintains an internal audit and reporting system to ensure compliance with this Policy.

All employees and applicants for employment are protected by this policy and EEO/AA regulations and law from reprisal, harassment, coercion, intimidation, threats, interference or discrimination for:

  • Filing a complaint with UCB's Office of Discrimination and Harassment (ODH) or any state or federal office changed with the enforcement of EEO policies;
  • Assisting or participating in an investigation, compliance review, hearing, or any other activity related to the administration of any federal, state or local law pertaining to EEO or AA, including but not limited to Executive Order 11246 (EO 11246); the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended (VEVRAA); section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 503); or their implementing regulations in CFR 60-2, 60-250, 60-300 and CFR 60-741
  • Opposing any act or practice made unlawful by any federal, state or local law pertaining to EEO or AA; or
  • Exercising any other right protected by any federal, state or local law pertaining to EEO or AA.

Implementation of UCB's EEO programs and AA compliance is assigned to the Executive Director of the Department of Human Resources and the Affirmative Action Officer, who may be reached at (303) 492-6893. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact the Affirmative Action Officer.

All personnel with responsibility for employment and personnel decisions are directed to perform their duties in accordance with this Policy.

Revised: October 29, 2010
Approved by: Philip P. DiStefano, Chancellor
Author: Candice Bowen, Executive Director of Human Resources and Jennifer Norton, Affirmative Action Officer

Original Effective Date: March 13, 2009
Approved by: G. P. "Bud" Peterson, Chancellor
Author: Candice Bowen, Executive Director of Human Resources

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