|| Human Resources Director
|| Human Resources
|| President’s Cabinet
|Date of Approval:
|| December 12, 2016
|Date of Last Revision:
|| September 8, 2015
|Next Review Date:
Policy StatementHeritage University strives to create an open and welcoming campus community that recognizes and celebrates diversity. Heritage University does not discriminate in its educational programs and activities or hiring practices on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, gender, gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.
Reason for Policy/Purpose
The University’s affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.
In conformance with the federal regulations listed above, Heritage University does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment with regard to any opportunity for which the employee is qualified.
Who Needs to Know this Policy
Every member of the Heritage University community is expected to uphold this policy as a matter of mutual respect and fundamental fairness in human relations. All members of the faculty, staff, and student body are expected to ensure that nondiscriminatory practices are followed at Heritage University.
Website Address for this Policy
If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact the Human Resources office at firstname.lastname@example.org or the President’s Office at President’email@example.com
Policy Standard and Procedures
The policy of Heritage University is to implement affirmative action and equal opportunity for all employees, students and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, veteran status or disability.
The University will:
- Comply with both the letter and spirit of the laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace providing equal opportunity to all employees and to all applicants for employment;
- Respond to requests regarding reasonable accommodations for the physical and/or mental disabilities of qualified employees and applicants;
- Inform employees of the right to refer complaints to their supervisor or the Human Resources Department without being subject to intimidation or retaliation in any form.
Related Policies and Resources
Anti Harassment – Anti Discrimination
Access and Accommodations (ADA/504) for Persons with Disabilities
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy