Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity
Statement of Equal Employment Opportunity, Nondiscrimination, and Affirmative Action
It is the policy of The University of Alabama System Office and each of its constituent campuses to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons regardless of gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, or veteran’s status pursuant to, but not limited to, Federal Executive Orders 11246 and 11375 and RSA 345A (1965) of the General Laws of New Hampshire, and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and amendments of 2008.
The University of Alabama System complies with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Executive Order 11246, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended by the Jobs for Veterans Act of 2002 (VEVRAA), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, national origin, sex (which includes sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression), age, disability, or protected veteran status in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and services. All managers and supervisors are required to actively follow this policy to ensure that all qualified applicants and employees who are women, minorities, have disabilities, or have protected veteran status are considered and treated in a non-discriminatory manner with respect to all employment-related decisions.
The System Office’s Nondiscrimination Notice extends to all personnel matters, including hiring, upgrading, transfer, demotion, recruitment or recruitment advertising, layoff, termination, compensation, benefits, and System-sponsored training and social and recreational programs. The System Office bases employment decisions on objective standards as much as possible to further the principle of equal employment opportunity.
Employment decisions at The University of Alabama System Office are based on legitimate job related criteria. All personnel actions or programs that affect qualified individuals, such as employment, upgrading, demotion, transfer, recruitment, advertising, termination, rate of pay or other forms of compensation, and selection for training, are made without discrimination based upon the individual’s sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law. Employees may choose to voluntarily disclose their sex, race, national origin, disability and protected veteran status at any time by contacting Human Resources. Such information will be maintained in a confidential manner and will not be used against an individual when making any employment decisions. Employees and applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans are encouraged to inform Human Resources if they need a reasonable accommodation to perform a job for which they are otherwise qualified. The System Office makes, and will continue to make, reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant or employee to promote the employment of qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans, unless such accommodations would impose an undue hardship on the operations of the System Office’s business.
In accordance with public law, the System Office’s program of affirmative action for qualified individuals with disabilities and the program of affirmative action for protected veterans are available for inspection in the Human Resources Department, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. upon request.
Director of System Benefits and Human Resource Services
The University of Alabama System Office is fully committed to principals of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. As Chancellor, I support the successful implementation of the System Office’s Affirmative Action Programs. I have appointed the Director of System Benefits and Human Resources Services, Affirmative Action Officer for the System Office, with responsibility for implementation of the System Office’s affirmative action activities. The Affirmative Action Officer has the full support of top management and the staff necessary to fully implement this Program. All managers and supervisors will take an active part in the System Office’s AAP to ensure all qualified employees and prospective employees are considered and treated in a nondiscriminatory manner with respect to all employment decisions. Furthermore, the University of Alabama System Office will solicit the cooperation and support of all employees for the System Office’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy.
Finis E. St. John IV
Chancellor, The University of Alabama System