University of California, Riverside

Affirmative Action



Our Mission and Responsibility

The mission of the Office of Faculty and Staff Affirmative Action at UCR is to affirm and promote the University's commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action in employment and to ensure that UCR fully complies with federal and state regulations, and University policies.

The Office is committed to developing and implementing the campus affirmative action program in accordance with federal compliance regulations; promoting diversity through a variety of diversity-related training workshops, educational programs, and collaborative initiatives; advising the campus on laws, rules,  and issues affecting equal opportunity and affirmative action, and supporting the campus in its outreach and recruitment efforts.

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Compliance News and Events

OFCCP has published a new "InfoGraphic" to assist veterans determine whether they are covered under the Vietnam Era Veteran Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA). (8/16/2015)

recently developed an outreach and education poster to increase public awareness of OFCCP and its mission. The poster highlights the obligation of employers to treat workers fairly and without discrimination. (8/10/2015)

OFCCP's Annual National Benchmark for VEVRAA is now 7 percent
– a slight drop from the previous 7.2 percent benchmark. The Annual National Benchmark, as well as data for calculating individual hiring benchmarks, can be found at (4/21/2015)

The U.S. Department of Labor's final rule prohibiting discrimination on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity in the federal contracting workforce became effective on April 8, 2015. The rule implements President Obama's Executive Order on LGBT Workplace Discrimination which amended section 202 and section 203 of Executive Order 11246, by substituting the phrase "sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin" for "sex or national origin."(4/8/2015)

Complying with OFCCP's new rules  on Section 503 and VEVRAA:
On August 27, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs announced two final rules to improve hiring and employment of protected veterans and for individuals with disabilities. One rule updates requirements under the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended (VEVRAA), and the other updates those Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. The final rules took effect on March 24, 2014.

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Office of Faculty & Staff Affirmative Action
1201 University Ave., Suite 208
Riverside, CA 92507

Tel: (951) 827-5604
Fax: (951) 827-5308