Affirmative Action & EEO

Why Diversity?

Managing a diverse workforce contributes to staff retention and productivity. It enhances our organization's responsiveness to an increasingly diverse world of customers, improves relations with the surrounding community, increases our ability to cope with change, and expands the creativity of our organization. In addition to supporting these business goals, managing diversity contributes to goals unique to UC Berkeley as a public institution, such as increased accessibility and accountability to all residents of the state.

This website provides information and resources on Diversity, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and Affirmative Action (AA) at UC Berkeley. Responsibility for the implementation of EEO and AA at Berkeley lies with supervisors, managers, and senior leaders across campus.

Embracing Diversity, Equal Employment Opportunity, and Affirmative Action are three components of UC Berkeley's work toward creating Equity in the Workplace for employees. Equity in the Workplace is characterized by:

  • A diverse productive workforce
  • A more equitable and accessible work environment
  • An inclusive environment where all employees are valued
  • A work environment free from discrimination
  • A level playing field for employee success
  • To explore these in greater depth, see What are Diversity, EEO, and AA.

EEO and AA are foundational to Berkeley's commitment to equity, inclusion and equal access to all, with roots in the historic Civil Rights Movement in the United States.