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Affirmative Action

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Affirmative Action in Employment

As a federal contractor, the University abides by the requirements of 41 CFR Sections 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, as well as prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that federal contractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

In the employment context, the term "Affirmative Action" represents the institution's program of monitoring its personnel practices and its good faith efforts aimed at encouraging the participation and advancement of historically underutilized groups in the University's workforce. The formal affirmative action plan, prepared in accordance with federal regulations, is just one of the analytic tools used by University leadership in evaluating its employment programs and processes. An "affirmative action plan" seeks to analyze data, both from within and outside the University, in an effort to identify potential areas of underutilization for women and racial minorities in the University's workforce. Areas of underutilization, in turn, become the focus of the University's "good faith efforts." "Good faith efforts" span all aspects of the University's employment process including those aimed at building recruitment pipelines, community engagement, and institutional capacity in the area of inclusive excellence.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Reports

The University Affirmative Action Plan is available for review by appointment.

Office Hours: Monday - Friday between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

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Notice of Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Statement

The University does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family and genetic information, in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Governor’s Executive Order Number One (2014), and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University prohibits sexual and gender-based harassment, including sexual assault, and other forms of inter-personal violence. You can read the full statement at Notice of Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity.

Additional Information:

The Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights requests that the Notice of Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity be printed in University catalogs, all recruiting materials (student and personnel), program brochures, and other "official" publications from the University, such as annual reports. It can be set in a smaller typeface and is usually positioned on an inside front or back cover or in the first few pages of a publication.

At the request of the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, all University catalogs and major publications must now carry the name and contact information of the Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, Section 504 Coordinator, and the Title IX Coordinator, as shown below.

The ADA Coordinator and the Section 504 Coordinator is Melvin Mallory, PO Box 400219, VA 22904, (434) 924-3295. The interim Title IX Coordinator is Emily Springston, P.O. Box 400211, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904, (434) 297-7988.