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The University of North Carolina at Wilmington emphatically states that it will provide equal employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, age, handicapping condition, or political affiliation, except where religion, sex, or age are bona fide job related employment requirements. This is in keeping with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Executive Order 11246, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, NC G. S. 126-16 and 126-17, and other applicable federal and State laws.
In furtherance of this policy, UNC Wilmington prohibits retaliatory action of any kind taken by any employee of the university against any other employee or applicant for employment because that person made a charge, testified, assisted or participated in any manner in a hearing, proceeding, or investigation of employment discrimination.
To ensure that equal employment opportunity exists throughout the university, a results oriented equal employment opportunity/affirmative action program will be implemented to overcome the effects of past discrimination and to eliminate any artificial barriers to employment opportunities for all qualified individuals that may exist in any of our programs.
This program shall ensure greater utilization of all persons by identifying the under-utilized groups in the work force (especially minority, female, and handicapped workers) and making special efforts to increase their participation in recruitment, selection, training and development, upward mobility programs, and any other term, condition, or privilege of employment.
Goals and timetables shall be established to reduce and eliminate the underutilization of all groups through the equal employment opportunity/affirmative action plan and program. Responsibility for the development of this plan and program is hereby assigned to the EEO/AA Officer and Director of Human Resources. However, responsibility for the implementation of and compliance with the plan and program will be shared by all managers and supervisors.
The equal employment opportunity/affirmative action program will be evaluated and monitored continuously. Periodic reports on the progress of this program will be presented to the chancellor by the EEO/AA Officer and to the Board of Trustees by the chancellor.
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is committed to this program and is aware that with its implementation, positive benefits will be received from the greater utilization and development of previously under-utilized human resources.
Adopted this 31st day of January, 1992