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Policies from the Faculty/Staff Handbook that relate to Equal Opportunity & Access.

GEN 1.2.(1) Affirmative Action

University Policy Concerning Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action are legal, social and economic responsibilities of the University. Accordingly, the University is subject to various federal and state laws and rules, including policies that are established by the University of Wisconsin System, relating to Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity. [Note: A partial listing of these laws includes the following: The Equal Pay Act of 1963, as amended; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended; Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; Executive Order 11246, as amended; Executive Order 28; Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended; Chapters 36 and 230 of theWisconsin Statutes. Please note that Executive Orders from the Governor of the State of Wisconsin, directives from other state agencies, and other miscellaneous rules, policies, and guidelines of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System are also applicable.] The policies, practices, and procedures of the University, as implemented at all levels, ensures the active and positive implementation of federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action laws, executive orders, rules and regulations and policies and guidelines of the University of Wisconsin System.

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GEN 1.2.(2) Reasonable Accommodations Policy

Statement of Purpose.

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with a disability who are employees or applicants for employment. The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh will adhere to all applicable federal and state laws, regulations, and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable accommodations, which are required to afford equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals with a disability. Reasonable accommodations will be provided in a timely and cost-effective manner. Employment opportunities shall not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations to an individual’s disability.

If you have questions regarding this policy, contact the UW Oshkosh Director of  Equal Opportunity & Access.

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GEN 1.2.(4) Discrimination, Discriminatory Harassment and Retaliation

(1)   Statement of Policy and Commitment.

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh subscribes to the policy of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System that discrimination, discriminatory harassment and retaliation  toward students, employees, officials, and guests at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh will not be tolerated.

(a)   Discrimination, discriminatory harassment, discriminatory attitudes, and expressions that reflect discrimination are inconsistent with the efforts of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh to foster an environment of respect for the dignity and worth of all members of the University community and to eliminate all manifestations of discrimination within the University.

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GEN 1.2.(5) Sexual Violence Policy

This policy prohibits acts of sexual violence and sexual harassment on university property, at university-sanctioned or university-affiliated events, and where off-campus conduct affects a member of the university community. The university is committed to educating its community and to promptly and effectively respond to and redress conduct that violates this policy. This policy provides the UW-Oshkosh community with information and resources to identify, report, and respond to sexual violence and sexual harassment including sexual assault, stalking, and dating and domestic violence. These efforts support the overall missions of UW-Oshkosh and the UW System.

If you have questions about this policy please contact the Director of Equal Opportunity & Access or Title IX Coordinator.

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GEN 1.2.(6) Sexual Harassment Policy
  1. Introduction.The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to providing and maintaining an environment that respects and protects the rights of all its members. This commitment is reflected in the following Sexual Harassment Policy. In approving this policy statement, the University community expresses its commitment to inform the campus community of this policy, to provide appropriate training and to follow through on all concerns that are presented relating to the environment for learning, working, and studying that is to be established and maintained at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.Sexual harassment deprives its victims of rights guaranteed under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Sexual harassment has no place in the educational community and will not be tolerated at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

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GEN 1.2.(7) Consensual Relationships

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the employment and academic environment is free from real or perceived conflicts of interest when UW employees, students, and affiliated individuals, in positions of unequal power, are involved in consensual romantic or sexual relationships.

This policy describes the expectations with respect to consensual romantic or sexual relationships where a power differential exists. This policy covers all UW Oshkosh employees, students, and affiliated individuals.

If you have questions about this policy please contact the Director of Equal Opportunity & Access or Title IX Coordinator.

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GEN 1.2.(8) Workplace Violence Prevention Policy

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to providing a safe environment that is free from fear of violence, acts of intimidation or threats, and violent behavior. The University’s goal is to provide an atmosphere where different viewpoints can be heard, challenged and defended. To this end it becomes the obligation of those associated with the University to share in the responsibility of maintaining a sense of mutual respect and civility. This statement is the product of a cooperative effort involving administrators, faculty, staff, and students.

  1. Policy Statement.The University will not tolerate violence, threats of violence, harassment and inappropriate behavior intended to intimidate or frighten others in the workplace. The purpose of this policy is to deal with workplace violence proactively, through education, mediation, and consultation before it escalates to the formal level of disciplinary action. Violation of this policy will be addressed by applicable policies and procedures, contracts, and statutes.

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GEN 1.2.(9) Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect
  1. BackgroundThe University of Wisconsin Oshkosh prioritizes safety and strives to provide a safe learning environment for everyone. Children come into contact with the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh through various programs, camps, and events.On December 19, 2011, the Governor signed Executive Order # 54, which provides:All University of Wisconsin System (UWS) professors, administrators, coaches, and other UWS employees shall report child abuse or neglect immediately if the employee, in the course of employment, observes an incident or threat of child abuse or neglect, or learns of an incident or threat of child abuse or neglect, and the employee has reasonable cause to believe that child abuse or neglect has occurred or will occur.

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GOV 6.4 UWO Policy relating to Search & Screen Committees

These procedures apply to all search and screen committees for limited and academic staff appointments at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

PART ONE.  Types of Recruitments.

In an effort to provide a balance between open recruitment and development/advancement of current employees from within the institution as part of leadership development and succession planning, the following types of recruitments can be requested:

1.1  National/International, regional or local recruitments: Entry level positions are searched broadly, either nationally, internationally or regionally, depending on the existence of diverse pools of potential applicants.  The request for this type of recruitment is indicated on the Recruitment Plan submitted with the Position Announcement, and approved by the Director of Equity and Affirmative Action, who takes into consideration goals in the current Affirmative Action Plan.

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Equal Opportunity & Access

Securing equity and fairness at UW Oshkosh.