Employee Responsibilities

University employees are protected by federal and state laws and university policies, and have obligations as responsible employees under university policy to report information they have regarding instances of discrimination and harassment, inlcuding instances of gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating and domestic violence and stalking.

Gender-based discrimination including sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual violence

AAEO and the Title IX Coordinator work collaboratively to ensure reports of gender-based discrimination including sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, gender-based bullying and sexual violence are addressed. 

All members of the UO community are encouraged to report gender-based discrimination including sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual violence to the Title IX Coordinator or to AAEO.

All other forms of prohibited discrimination and harassment

All members of the UO community are encouraged to report all other forms of discrimination and harassment to the AAEO office.

 

Important Note About When a Complaint is Made Against an Employee:

When a report is made to AAEO that involves an employee, the university has an obligation to respond to and address the report or complaint.  Whenever possible, AAEO strives to respond to and address reports and complaints in a manner that is in keeping with the wishes of the person making the report.  However, there are instances when the obligation of the university to maintain a fair and just working environment that is free of harassment and discrimination requires AAEO to move forward in a manner that may not be in keeping with the wishes of the employee who brought forward the complaint.  In these instances, AAEO will keep the employee who brought forward the complaint informed of what steps AAEO is taking to address and resolve the complaint.  AAEO will include information about what mechanisms will be used to address the matter, and who if anyone, other than the individuals immediately involved in the complaint, will have knowledge of the complaint.


Your Obligation as a Responsible Employee

A responsible employee is any University of Oregon administrative staff or faculty member, residential advisor, or graduate employee except those noted below:

  • Health care professionals working at the University Health Center and University Counseling and Testing Center
  • Employees in the Office of Crisis Intervention and Sexual Violence Support Services
  • University Ombudsperson
  • Student employee except for Residential Advisor or Graduate Employee

Note: Employee responsibilities are based on UO policy.  Requirements are updated as changes are made to UO policies that impact employees' reporting obligations.

Responsibilities of a Responsible Employee

If a responsible employee receives information regarding an act of discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, the employee must promptly report all that they know regarding the incident to the Title IX Coordinator or the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity.

Where Responsible Employees Make a Report

Report incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence of a student to the Title IX Coordinator.

Report all other incidents of discrimination and harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence of an employee to the Director of AAEO: Make a Report