Affirmative Action

The Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) 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.

AAEO evaluates and monitors the university’s Affirmative Action Program and advises campus constituents on areas of progress and areas that require ongoing attention.

Affirmative Action Information and Resources

Protected Status

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. 

Accommodation in the Hiring/Employment Process

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 AAEO for assistance.

Discrimination in Employment

Employees who feel they have encountered any form of discrimination or harassment may inquire at the Office of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity for information on their rights, options, and resources.  Also refer to the Discrimination & Harassment section of this website.

Collecting Information

Applicants for Employment
Candidates for employment at the UO 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.  For applicants eligible for Oregon Veterans’ Preference, the hiring unit will be notified so that the preference can be applied during the selection process.

Employees
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 the DuckWeb Information System.  Demographic information can be updated by contacting Payroll at 6-3151.  This information is used for federal reporting and affirmative action goal assessment purposes.