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Policy 102 - Equal Employment Opportunity

Section: Employment
Policy Number: 102
Responsible Office: HR/Employee Relations and Compliance
Effective Date: 04/01/01
Revised: 08/04/03; 11/01/08; 03/23/09; 06/14/09; 07/07/09; 06/28/12; 05/28/13; 09/13/16

Consistent with the University’s mission as a Catholic, Vincentian, and metropolitan institution of higher education, the University abides by all applicable federal, state and local laws which prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, marital status, citizenship status, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, status as a victim of domestic violence, or status in the uniformed services of the United States (including veteran status). In accordance with these laws, the University also prohibits retaliation against anyone who has complained about discrimination, discrimination-related harassment, or otherwise exercised rights guaranteed by these laws. All University policies, practices, and procedures are administered in a manner that preserves its rights and identity as a Catholic and Vincentian institution of higher education.

Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, classification, promotion or transfer, discipline, discharge, layoff, compensation, job training, and benefits. The University supports the recruitment, employment, and advancement of women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans, and veterans of the Vietnam era for all positions that they are qualified to perform. Further, the University strives to enhance opportunities for mobility and promotion of qualified candidates who are current University employees.

The University’s EEO officer ensures that all University-wide educational and employment policies, programs, and practices are administered in accordance with the guiding principles of equal opportunity, applicable laws, and the University’s identity as a Catholic and Vincentian institution. The EEO officer, Ms. Yael Wepman, may be reached at (718) 990-2660.

For information on the University’s policy against discrimination and harassment, see policy #704.

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