Affirmative Action & EEO

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.

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Resources: Recruitment Process

The following links provide information and resources for supervisors and managers on key work areas where Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) apply.

Recruitment Process

Ensure equal opportunities for all staff and qualified applicants using a fair, consistent, and nondiscriminatory process.

General Resources for the Recruitment Process Hiring Process Checklist - Steps required for a compliant recruitment...

Resources for EEO and AA Compliance

The following links provide information and resources for supervisors and managers on key work areas where Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) apply.

EEO Compliance and Affirmative Action: Campus Roles and Responsibilities

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) are foundational components of the University's work toward ensuring an equitable and inclusive workplace for its employees. They are also legally required due to the University's status as a federal contractor.

This page details responsibilities for implementation of EEO and AA for UC Berkeley non-academic staff and those who manage them, including department chairs. (For AA responsibilites regarding academic personnel, please consult the...

Affirmative Action Plan and Placement Goals

Staff Affirmative Action Plan

The UC Berkeley Staff Affirmative Action Plan serves as a working document that outlines UC Berkeley's policies, responsibilities, priorities and programs for ensuring equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

As an employer that receives federal contract and grants funds, the University of California must maintain an affirmative action plan. The plan is evaluated, monitored, and updated annually. A copy of the Staff Affirmative Action Plan is available for review at the Central Human Resources front desk as well as at...

Resources: Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

The following links provide information and resources for supervisors and managers on key work areas where Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) apply.

Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

Ensure a discrimination-free workplace.

Nondiscrimination, sexual harassment, and equal employment policies for posting in visible locations: EEOC: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law" Poster Labor Relations: Labor Law Posters...

Resources: Complaint Resolution

The following links provide information and resources for supervisors and managers on key work areas where Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) apply.

Complaint Resolution

Take appropriate and timely action when there are complaints or grievances.

Central Human Resources Complaint Coordinator Evaluates complaints alleging violations of Personnel Policies for...

UC Berkeley's Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action

As stated in UC Berkeley's Operating Principles, "We include and excel, together... We thrive when we celebrate the diversity in our community and our common commitment to equity, inclusion and equal access to all." Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity are among the longest standing components of Berkeley's efforts in this area. Chancellor Carol T. Christ has reaffirmed...

Resources: Workplace Accommodations

The following links provide information and resources for supervisors and managers on key work areas where Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) apply.

Workplace Accommodations

Make reasonable accommodations for employees as needed with respect to disability, religion, gender, sex, or other protected status.

Central Human Resources Reasonable Accommodation and the Interactive Process - Central HR guidelines for employees and supervisors to...