Statement on Affirmative Action
It is, has been, and will continue to be the policy of Truman State University to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam Era, special disabled, or other covered veteran. Further, discriminatory practices based on reasons not expressly stated in the policy, which are not related to applicable educational or job requirements, are prohibited by the University’s non-discrimination policy even though such reasons are not specifically named in the policy. It is the policy of this University to undertake affirmative action in compliance with all federal, state, and local requirements to recruit a diverse pool of applicants and to ensure that our employment practices are, in fact, non-discriminatory. We take this opportunity to issue a formal reaffirmation of these policies and to assure each applicant and each employee of this University of our commitment to our equal opportunity and affirmative action objectives.
Our continued success depends on the full and effective utilization of qualified persons. We will continue to direct our employment practices towards ensuring equal opportunity for all. Truman State University intends that all matters related to recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, terminations and layoffs, and recalls, as well as all sponsored social and recreational programs, and all treatment on the job comply with equal opportunity principles. The University is committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination and unlawful harassment. Truman State University has in place, and has made efforts to communicate to all employees, a strict policy forbidding harassment of any applicant or employee.
Pursuant to Truman State University’s Code of Policies of the Board of Governors, we are committed to an Affirmative Action Program and as such, to keep records, make reports to the federal government as needed, and otherwise document the results of our good faith efforts to ensure equality of employment opportunity.
Day-to-day operating responsibilities for compliance have been delegated to Sally Herleth, who serves as the University’s Executive Director for Human Resources and EEO/Gender Equity Compliance Officer. Any applicant or employee may direct concerns and questions to Sally Herleth or to the President of the University.