Date: June 15, 2011
To: All Faculty and Staff
From: Vivian Fernández
Vice President Faculty and Staff Resources
Subject: Race and Ethnicity Self-Identification: Employee Self-Service

I am writing to request your assistance in fulfilling race and ethnicity reporting requirements as mandated by the Department of Education. Changes to the race and ethnicity categories have been implemented recently, which include the option to report multiple racial and ethnic identities. We are asking that you take just a few minutes to review your race and ethnicity records, and update them if necessary. Your participation will ensure that the information reported is accurate. Please be assured that submission of your information is voluntary and confidential.

You may view and update your race and ethnicity information by using the Employee Self Service component of the RIAS Human Capital Management System. To use Employee Self Service:

  • Visit the RIAS Gateway page.
  • Login with your NetID and password.
  • Click on “Click Here to Access Self Service”.
  • Click on “Main Menu”, and then select “Self Service”.
  • Click on “Personal Information”, and then select “Ethnic Groups”.
  • Answer the two questions and save your responses.

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Employment Equity at 848-932-3973 or Thank you for your assistance with this important matter.