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SECTION:    HUMAN RESOURCES INDEX:  C-5

SUBJECT:     EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

POLICY

The University of Houston-Victoria (UHV) is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to provide an environment free from discrimination. UHV recognizes the importance of and adheres to the practice of providing all applicants and employees with equal opportunity for, and equal treatment during, employment in compliance with federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, and with UH System policies.

All applicants for employment as well as current employees shall receive equal access to the application process and equal opportunity for and equal treatment during employment. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) is a necessary element of the employment process and shall be based on job-related factors without regard to protected class status such as age, race, color, disability, religion, national origin, veteran’s status, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy), except where such a distinction is required by law. Discrimination against any individual in any of these protected classifications with regard to recruitment, appointment, benefits, training, promotion, retention, discipline, termination or any other aspect of the terms, conditions and/or privileges of employment is prohibited. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in all aspects of employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

The University is further committed to the development, implementation and maintenance of a viable affirmative action plan and programs meeting state and federal compliance standards. Accordingly, comprehensive affirmative action plans shall be developed, implemented and administered for all faculty and staff employment, regardless of the source of funding.

PROCEDURES

All personnel actions shall include a review by the UHV Department of Human Resources (HR) for EEO compliance to insure that protected classes have been provided equal opportunity in the application process for employment. Human Resources shall also monitor and maintain documentation on employment decisions, including documentation of the recruitment channels utilized, to insure that decisions are based on job related factors and applicant qualifications and not on subjective or unrelated criteria.

The Department of Human Resources shall develop and maintain affirmative action plans and programs that include steps to recruit, hire, train, promote and retain qualified personnel in all protected classes at all employment levels.

Inquiries and/or complaints regarding UHV’s affirmative action and equal opportunity policies should be directed to the Director, Human Resources/Affirmative Action who is the designated Title IX Coordinator, ADAAA Coordinator, Section 504 Coordinator, Title IV Coordinator, and the Equal Opportunity Employment and Education Opportunity Compliance Coordinator.

Contact information for the UHV Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Coordinator:

Director, Human Resources/Affirmative Action (HR/AA)
University West
(361) 570-4800 or SmithL@uhv.edu

References

  1. UH System Policy 01.D.04, Affirmative Action Policy
  2. UH System Policy 01.D.05, Equal Employment Opportunity

Approved:

Signature obtained                     05/21/2013
Philip Castille, Ph.D                             Date

Origination:  Human Resources
Next Review Date:    May 2016

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