General University Reference Utility
POLICY'S INITIAL DATE: July 01, 1965
THIS VERSION EFFECTIVE: May 31, 2011
To insure the University's cooperation with the intent of Federal and State legislation directed toward taking steps to promote equal opportunity in all aspects of employment.
The University has affirmed a policy of nondiscrimination in all of its employment programs or activities.
The University is committed that all persons shall have equal access to employment without regard to personal characteristics not related to ability, performance, or qualifications as determined by University policy, contract, or state or federal authorities, and that the University does not discriminate against any person because of age as defined by law, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, genetic information, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
In all solicitations to placement agencies or societies, a statement must be made indicating that all qualified applicants will receive fair and equitable consideration for employment.
Since it is the responsibility of the Employment and Compensation Division to coordinate all help wanted advertising, that office will see that suitable statements are included in the appropriate advertisements. Unless clearly necessary (i.e., approved bona fide occupational qualifications for employment), any indication of sex or age will not be made.
The Employment and Compensation Division is responsible for answering requests for reports concerning employment practices. Therefore, any contacts from agencies or groups requesting such information or reports should be directed to that office.
Other Policies in this Manual should also be referenced, especially the following:
AD29 - Statement on Intolerance
AD41 - Sexual Harassment
AD42 - Statement on Nondiscrimination
HR11 - Affirmative Action in Employment at The Pennsylvania State University
HR76 -Faculty Rights and Responsibilities
HR79 - Staff Grievance Procedure