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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

University of North Carolina School of the Arts states that it will provide equal employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or political affiliation, except where religion, sex, or age are bona fide job-related employment requirements. This is in keeping with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Executive Order 11246, as amended; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Equal Pay Act of 1963; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1968, as amended; the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988; NC G.S. 1126-16, as amended; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; and the Civil Rights Act of 1991; and other applicable federal and state EEO and anti-discrimination laws or statutes.

In furtherance of this policy, University of North Carolina School of the Arts prohibits retaliatory action of any kind taken by any employee of University of North Carolina School of the Arts against any other employee or applicant for employment because that person filed a complaint or charge of employment discrimination, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in a hearing, proceeding, or investigation of employment discrimination.

To ensure that equal employment opportunity exists throughout the university, a results oriented equal employment opportunity program will be implemented to overcome the effects of past discrimination and to eliminate any artificial barriers to employment opportunities for all qualified individuals that may exist in any of our programs. All selection, hiring, and promotion decisions will be based on valid requirements that are job related and consistent with performance of the essential functions of the job.

This program shall ensure greater utilization of all persons by identifying the underutilized groups in the workforce and making special efforts to increase their participation in recruitment, selection, training, and development, and upward mobility programs and any other term, condition, or privilege of employment. When necessary, University of North Carolina School of the Arts will provide reasonable accommodations for applicants and/or employees with disabilities when doing so will enable them to successfully perform the essential job functions of the job or benefit from training. UNCSA is also committed to preventing any harassment based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or political affiliation, including sexual harassment.

Program objectives and timetables shall be established to reduce and eliminate the underutilization of all groups through the equal employment opportunity plan and program. Responsibility for the development of this plan and program is assigned to the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, the Director of Human Resources, who reports to the Chief Operating Officer. However, responsibility for the implementation of the EEO compliance program will be shared by all managers and supervisors.

The equal employment opportunity program will be evaluated and monitored continuously. Periodic reports on the progress of this program will be presented to the Chancellor by the EEO Officer.

University of North Carolina School of the Arts is committed to this program and is aware that with its implementation, positive benefits will be received from the greater utilization and development of previously underutilized human resources.

Handbook adopted this 10th day of August 2015

POLICY STATEMENT ON NONDISCRIMINATION

UNCSA is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students or employees in offering access to its educational programs and activities or with respect to employment terms and conditions based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or political affiliation.

If there is a conflict of policy between this and other campus publications, the policies in the UNCSA Bulletin will take precedence.

This handbook contains the most accurate information available at the time of publication and may be amended from time to time by UNCSA. Our website www.uncsa.edu will have the most current policies, including updates, changes and corrections.

Revised: August 21, 2016