Human Resources-Workforce Diversity is committed to promoting the right of all individuals to equal opportunity in employment and to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive working and learning community. Our work is guided by compliance with the University’s non-discrimination policies and by federal and state regulations related to equal opportunity and affirmative action.
Human Resources-Workforce Diversity evaluates and monitors the university’s Affirmative Action Program and advises campus constituents on areas of progress and areas that require ongoing attention.
Based on all applicable Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action laws, directives and regulations, equal employment opportunity is provided to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability status, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other protected status under Federal, State or Local laws.
If you are a qualified applicant or employee with a disability and need accommodation with the application/selection process or to perform the essential functions of your position, please contact Human Resources for assistance.
Employees who feel they have encountered any form of discrimination or harassment may inquire at the Office of Civil Rights & Investigations for information on their rights, options and resources.
Applicants for Employment
Candidates for employment at the U of I are invited to submit information on demographic characteristics and veteran and disability status during the application process. This information is used for federal reporting and affirmative action analysis purposes and, in most cases, is not accessible by or reported to the hiring unit.
After receiving an offer and prior to starting employment duties, new employees are again invited to complete self-identification forms for demographic, veteran and disability status. An employee’s veteran and disability status can be updated at any time through VandalWeb. This information is used for federal reporting and affirmative action goal assessment purposes.
U of I’s overall Affirmative Action Program, reviewed and updated annually:
- identifies and assesses equal opportunity, nondiscrimination and affirmative action policies, practices and procedures;
- uses diagnostic procedures to evaluate the composition of the workforce and compare it to the composition of the relevant labor pools;
- identifies action-oriented efforts designed to address any underutilization of groups not being employed at a rate expected given their availability in the relevant labor pool.
The results of these efforts are incorporated into an annual written affirmative action plan. The U of I Affirmative Action Plan is available for review in the office of Human Resources-Workforce Diversity. Office hours are Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Contact [email protected] for more information.