Affirmative Action Program for Faculty and Staff
Affirmative action involves taking positive steps to improve employment opportunities for women, members of underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Federal law requires employers who are federal contractors, such as the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder), to establish an Affirmative Action Program designed to achieve equal employment opportunity for all individuals through outreach, recruitment and the prevention of discriminatory employment practices. Affirmative action is a part of the way CU-Boulder regularly conducts its business and complements the philosophy and belief that diversity enriches the educational and employment experience for all faculty, staff and students at CU-Boulder.
The Affirmative Action Officer in the Department of Human Resources is responsible for CU-Boulder’s Affirmative Action Program. The Affirmative Action Officer, in partnership with several other campus stakeholders, is responsible for creating and implementing CU-Boulder’s Affirmative Action Plans on an annual basis, monitoring the campus’ progress towards achieving equal employment opportunity, engaging in outreach to increase the participation of members of underrepresented groups in CU-Boulder's workforce, and serving as a resource and educator for the campus community regarding equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.
Affirmative Action Resources
Links to Federal Law and Regulations Governing Federal Affirmative Action Programs
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