PER-1.01 May 1, 1992 EEO/Affirmative Action
I. POLICY AND/OR OBJECTIVE
The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Affirmative Action is any specific step or program designed to eliminate or overcome present discrimination or the present effects of past discrimination against women, minority group members, and persons who are covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veteran Readjustment Act of 1974. The goal of an affirmative action program is the full integration of minority group members, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam Era Veterans into the workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity is treating all similarly situated persons the same in terms of employment opportunity and other personnel actions.
The University of Louisville strives to provide equal employment opportunity on the basis of merit and without unlawful discrimination in terms of age, color, disability status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability of an otherwise qualified individual. In addition, the university prohibits job discrimination of Vietnam era veterans, qualified special disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans. The university shall make every reasonable effort to select all staff from applicant pools which are representative of the labor market in terms of sex, disability, minority, and veteran status. Furthermore, the university shall not subject employees to unlawful discrimination in terms of compensation, benefits, and/or working conditions. Individuals who believe this notice of nondiscrimination has been violated should contact the Staff Development and Employee Relations Office at 502-852-6536 or (502) 852-6538. We are committed to performing an adequate, reliable, and impartial investigation, including the opportunity to present witnesses and other evidence.
University of Louisville administrators are responsible for taking steps to achieve affirmative action goals. The President's staff and the Staff Development and Employee Relations Office are responsible for ensuring that these steps are taken.
NOTE: Vietnam Era Veteran denotes an individual who served in the Armed Forces of the United States during the period of August 5, 1964, and May 7, 1975.
The Board of Trustees and the President will not tolerate unlawful discrimination. The commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action has the full support of the Board and the President. If an employee has reason to believe that he or she has been subjected to discrimination, he or she should bring the matter to the attention of the Staff Development and Employee Relations Office without delay.