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Appendix N - Policy Statement on Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

The University originally adopted an affirmative action and equal opportunity policy in November 1972. This policy, which has undergone review and revision over the years, serves as the official statement of commitment to the spirit and the letter of these concepts in all employment decisions. President Donald Spencer has reviewed this policy and reaffirmed the University's position with regard to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The policy now reads:

One of the richest and most valued resources of our University community is the people whose talent and efforts combine to provide quality education to students of the west central Illinois region and throughout the state. We are sincerely committed to increasing the representation of all segments of society in our faculty and staff. These efforts provide greater opportunity for academic and personal growth to all members of the university family.

ALL EMPLOYMENT AND EDUCATIONAL DECISIONS MUST BE FIRMLY BASED ON THE PRINCIPLES OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION.

THEREFORE, the University reaffirms its dedication to:

  1. Non discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability, status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran in all University recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion activities.
  2. Affirmative Action to bring women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam era veterans into full partnership in the University community, including faculty, staff and students.

To achieve these goals, the university will make special efforts to overcome the effects of discrimination in recruitment, employment, training and promotion that have historically occurred within our society. Our commitment to non discrimination and affirmative action will be carried out not only as a legal obligation, but because IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.

Each Vice President, Dean and officer of the University is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that all personnel decisions in their areas are made in accordance with these principles. Overall responsibility for implementing the University's Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action programs has been assigned to the Affirmative Action Officer. The University Human Resources Director has been appointed as the Equal Opportunity Officer for all Civil Service Employees.

January 1994
Donald S. Spencer, President

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

As an equal opportunity employer, the University affords all employment opportunities to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability, status as a Vietnam-era or disabled veteran, and complies with all applicable laws and regulations. In establishing pay grades and salaries, the University will seek to compensate employees equally, for substantially equal work on jobs which require equal skill, effort and responsibility, and which are performed under similar working conditions.

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