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Affirmative Action/Recruitment Plan

 Affirmative Action/Recruitment Plan                                  UPPS No. 04.04.04

Issue No. 8
Effective Date: 06/29/2012
Review: June 1 E2Y
 
 
01.         POLICY STATEMENT
 
01.01 This UPPS has three purposes:
 
a.    To detail Texas State's policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination in the provision of employment, education, and other services to the public.
 
b.    To establish the procedures and responsibilities for implementing the Affirmative Action/Recruitment Plan at Texas State (see Attachment I).
 
c.    To provide a glossary of terms and definitions that are used to support the Affirmative Action/Recruitment Plan, equal employment opportunity (EEO), nondiscrimination, diversity, equity, and access at Texas State (see Attachment II).
 
02.         COMMITMENT
 
02.01 Texas State reaffirms its good faith efforts and commitment as an equal opportunity employer to:
 
a.    Provide employment and educational opportunities that will result in a diverse employment force and student body; and
 
b.    Identify and eliminate employment practices and institutional policies that illegally discriminate against persons on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, or sexual orientation. Equal employment opportunities shall include: personnel transactions of recruitment, employment, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, layoffs (reduction in force), termination, and salary.
 
02.02 Each administrative officer and department head shares in the responsibility to achieve affirmative action and diversity goals for the university. The Affirmative Action/Recruitment Plan (Attachment I) outlines the specific responsibilities.
 
02.03 Terms and definitions contained in Attachment II are taken from the following: Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), Executive Order 11246 and 11375, the implementing Revised Order No. 4, The Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1967, Title IX, Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, and other applicable federal and state regulations. Attachment II provides a glossary of terms pertinent to the Affirmative Action/Recruitment Plan at Texas State.
 
02.04 In addition to this UPPS, the following UPPSs apply to affirmative action, the Affirmative Action/Recruitment Plan, and the EEO Program at Texas State:
 
UPPS No. 04.04.03 Staff Employment
UPPS No. 04.04.11 University Classification & Compensation Policy
UPPS No. 04.04.42 Prohibition of Sexual Harassment
UPPS No. 04.04.46 Prohibition of Discrimination or Harassment
UPPS No. 04.04.60 Workplace Accommodation
UPPS No. 07.07.03 Student Employment Procedures
UPPS No. 07.07.06 Salaried Graduate Assistant Employment Procedures
AA/PPS No. 07.01 Dean and Chair Hiring
AA/PPS No. 07.02 Faculty Hiring
 
03.         REVIEWERS OF THIS UPPS
 
03.01 Reviewers of this UPPS include the following:
 
Position                                                         Date
 
Chief Diversity Officer and                         June 1 E2Y
Director of Equity and Access
 
Director of Human Resources                  June 1 E2Y
 
Chair, Faculty Senate                                 June 1 E2Y
 
Chair, Staff Council                                    June 1 E2Y
 
04.         CERTIFICATION STATEMENT
 
This UPPS has been approved by the following individuals in their official capacities and represents Texas State policy and procedure from the date of this document until superseded.
 
Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Equity and Access; senior reviewer of this UPPS
 
Special Assistant to the President
 
             President