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University of Louisville
 OFFICIAL
UNIVERSITY
ADMINISTRATIVE
 POLICY
 
 
 University Administrators, Faculty, and Staff
 
POLICY NAME
EEO/Affirmative Action
EFFECTIVE DATE
May 1, 1992
POLICY NUMBER
PER-1.01
 
POLICY STATEMENT
 
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.
 
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 Employee Relations and Compliance Office at 502-852-6688.  We are committed to performing an adequate, reliable, and impartial investigation, including the opportunity to present witnesses and other evidence.
 
 
REASON FOR POLICY
 
The University of Louisville strives to provide equal employment opportunity on the basis of merit and without unlawful discrimination in terms of race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, or pregnancy.
  
DEFINITIONS
 

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.

 
PROCEDURES
 
Any employee who believes he or she is a victim of unlawful discrimination may contact the Employee Relations and Compliance division of Human Resources at 502-852-6688 or Email employeerelations@louisville.edu.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
 
University of Louisville administrators are responsible for taking steps to achieve affirmative action goals. The President's staff and the Employee Relations and Compliance Office are responsible for ensuring that these steps are taken.
 
 
HISTORY
 
Revision Date(s): 
Reviewed Date(s):  March 8, 2016
 
ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY
 
Sr. VP for Finance and Administration and CFO/COO
 
RESPONSIBLE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT/DIVISION 
 
Human Resources
1980 Arthur Street
Phone:  502-852-3167
The University Policy and Procedure Library is updated regularly.  In order to ensure a printed copy of this document is current, please access it online at http://louisville.edu/policies.