Affirmative Action Recruitment Policy

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Category Name: Human Resources
Responsible Unit: Office of Affirmative Action
Responsible Cabinet Member: VP for Administration and Finance
Adoption Date: Unavailable
Last Revision Date: 2022-11-16
Last Review Date: 2022-11-16

Policy Statement

SUNY Brockport is committed to eliminating discrimination and providing equal opportunity in education and employment. SUNY Brockport, in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations, takes affirmative steps to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status (including disabled veterans, armed forces service medal veterans, recently separated veterans, and active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans) in any of its policies, procedures, or practices. SUNY Brockport’s employment policies are designed to ensure that all applicants receive fair consideration for employment and that employees are treated equitably.

Purpose/Scope

SUNY Brockport recognizes its duty to ensure equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants in all terms and conditions of employment.

Applicability

This policy applies to all employees and applicants for employment.

Definitions

Affirmative Action — The implementation of proactive measures in the recruitment and advancement of women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. 

Policy Procedures

  1. The hiring manager and designated search committee are responsible for partnering with the Affirmative Action Officer who may advise the team in developing general procedures to ensure the most efficient distribution of information, especially where underrepresented minority placement goals may exist.
  2. Position qualifications are reviewed carefully to ensure that the description does not in itself discriminate.
  3. Whenever possible, the search committee should be composed of diverse members of the College community.
  4. All sourcing and advertising must indicate that we are an “Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.”
  5. The Affirmative Action Officer advertises each job announcement with the Recruitment Office’s contracted diversity sites and reviews each candidate pool to ensure diversity within the pool, especially where there is underrepresentation.
  6. Prior to a verbal offer, the Affirmative Action Officer reviews and approves all required forms pertaining to the search process.

Links to Related Procedures and Information

Affirmative Action Compliance Statement
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Office of Affirmative Action
Re-employment of Retirees
SUNY Brockport Human Resources

Contact Information

Affirmative Action Officer / Diversity Recruitment and Retention Specialist

History (in descending order)

Item Date Explanation
Next Review Date 2027-11-16 Five-year review
Revision Date 2022-11-16 Policy updated throughout
Adoption Date Unavailable Policy Adopted

Approval

This policy is approved by:

President's Cabinet

2022-11-16

Last Updated 11/17/22