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    Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

    Policy Number: 
    Effective Date: 
    September, 1988
    Revised Date: 
    March, 2000

    It is the policy of The University of Arizona to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, or sexual orientation.

    The University of Arizona is also a Federal government contractor and, as such, has certain obligations to take affirmative action to ensure that its policies and practices are, in fact, non-discriminatory.

    Therefore, it is our policy to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment covered veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and minorities. Where required by law, The University of Arizona has established goals by which we may measure our progress in employing persons based on individual ability and merit and in the numbers reasonably expected based on their availability.

    The University of Arizona makes good faith efforts to reach covered veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and minorities with information about our equal opportunity policy and, specifically, about employment opportunities at the University. This recruitment effort is particularly important for jobs where women or minorities are not currently participating in the numbers expected by their availability. It is the policy of the University of Arizona to invite all interested persons, both from outside the University and from within the University community, to apply for such opportunities.

    As a matter of law and as a matter of University policy, selection for opportunities for hire, promotion, transfer, or training, as well as decisions regarding demotion, termination, layoff, or other terms and conditions of employment shall occur without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national original, or other prohibited basis.

    The University has formally assigned the responsibilities contained in its written Affirmative Action Plans for Women and Minorities and for Individuals with Disabilities, Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and other covered veterans to each vice president, dean, director, department head, manager and supervisor and the University does insist that these employees adhere to the commitment made in each Affirmative Action Plan.

    Applicable State and Federal Laws, Arizona Board of Regents Policy 6-808