The Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) is a set of specific and results-oriented procedures to which we commit ourselves to apply every good faith effort. The objective of these procedures and special efforts is equal employment opportunity for all. The following procedures, coupled with good faith efforts, are designed to achieve the full utilization of women and minorities at all levels and in all areas of the work force:
- Policies - Publish and disseminate internally and externally where appropriate, affirmative action and equal employment policies.
- Effectiveness - Utilize internal audit and reporting systems to evaluate and measure the effectiveness of affirmative action program activities and recommend corrective actions.
- Underutilization - Where underutilization of Women or People of Color is determined to exist, establish annual numerical goals to increase the representation of the affected groups until full participation exists at all levels and in all segments of the workforce.
In keeping with the purpose of equal opportunity, the University of Cincinnati has consistently striven to improve the total quality of its work environment. To accomplish this goal the university provides all of its employees a work place free from discrimination based upon race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, and status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era.
Each person, without regard to his or her position or status, is expected to comply with the spirit and intent of the university's policies on equal opportunity by treating people with respect and dignity. The university draws its human resources from a multi-cultural environment. Each of us brings with us our own unique racial and cultural experiences from the communities in which we reside. To achieve our goal of equal employment opportunity we will use affirmative action measures to address the barriers, which hinder good interpersonal work relationships and which tend to limit opportunities for People of Color and Women. We recognize the importance of work relationships in the growth and development of all persons. Therefore, the university has formulated an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action policy that is implemented and documented through the AAP that recognizes the value of work force diversity. The affirmative action approach promotes a supportive climate for the selection, hiring, promotion, and retention of People of Color and Women, throughout the work force, at all job levels.