Rutgers University is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse and welcoming workplace – an environment of excellence in which all individuals can participate to the full level of their capabilities, realize their aspirations and contribute to the increasingly global society in which we live. To this end, the Office of Employment Equity (OEE) is charged with implementing and administering the university’s policies and activities that arise out of its commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action in employment. These policies include:
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In addition, OEE provides information and support for staff and faculty members who request reasonable accommodations for disabilities. OEE also is a resource for staff and faculty, and their supervisors, in handling requests for religious accommodation.
OEE provides in-person training on harassment, discrimination, and disability issues in the workplace for departments, units, and groups. The Office also oversees the Unlawful Harassment Prevention program, which is an interactive online course. The course is available in different versions for faculty, supervisory staff and non-supervisory staff.
OEE also is responsible for implementation of the university’s Affirmative Action Plan for Equal Employment Opportunity, and the office monitors the university’s progress with regard to the plan. The plan, which covers employment of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, is available for inspection by employees and applicants for employment on each campus.
If you have any questions regarding Rutgers’ commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action in employment, please contact University Human Resources, Office of Employment Equity at (848) 932-3973 or via email.