Date: February 17, 2014
To: All Rutgers Staff, Faculty and Administrators
From: Vivian Fernández
Vice President for Faculty & Staff Resources
Re: Electronic Acknowledgment of Gender Employment Equity Notification

Please be advised that the State of New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has issued new guidance which provides a directive that employers make available to all employees a notification entitled “Right to be Free of Gender Inequity.” In addition, the State requires all employees to acknowledge receipt and an understanding of the information contained in the “Right to be Free of Gender Inequity” notification.  This document, prepared by the New Jersey Department of Labor, details an employee’s rights under New Jersey and federal law to be free from discrimination in respect to his or her pay, compensation, benefits, or terms, conditions and privileges of employment on the basis of the individual’s sex.

In order to comply with the directive from the Department of Labor, please visit and login using your NetID to acknowledge receipt and understanding of the “Right to be Free of Gender Inequity” information.  You will be prompted to review the information and electronically submit acknowledgment of receipt and understanding.

If you have any questions about the State and federal laws which guarantee your right to be free from gender discrimination, please contact the Office of Employment Equity within University Human Resources at (848) 932-3973 or via email at

Thank you for your attention to this matter.