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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 the campus affirmative action plans in accordance with federal compliance regulations, including the establishment of internal audit systems to monitor the campus personnel activities pertaining to recruitment and selection practices, promotions, compensations, and  separations;
  • reviewing and resolving complaints of unlawful employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and other protected categories listed in the applicable state or federal laws;
  • promoting diversity through a variety of diversity-related training workshops, educational programs, and collaborative initiatives;
  • advising the campus on laws, rules, regulations, 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

National Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is now open to employers. WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs. (12/19/2014)

The U.S. Department of Labor is announcing a new rule prohibiting discrimination on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identify in the federal contracting workforce. The rule implements Executive Order 13672 and will become effective 120 days after its publication in the Federal Register. Executive Order 13672 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."(12/05/2014)

2014 UCR Affirmative Action Recruitment Guidelines for Academic Positions
became effective on July 31, 2014. The newly revised guidelines are designed to provide greater clarity and consistency in what hiring departments need to know in order to conduct a fair and equitable recruitment process through the UCR AP Recruit system. (click here to view the Guidelines

UCR AP Recruit was fully deployed on August 8, 2014. Hiring departments must follow the Academic Recruitment Guidelines 1 or 2 to manage their searches through the AP Recruit System.  For questions, please contact aprecruit@ucr.edu and affirmativeaction@ucr.edu.

OFCCP released its Fiscal Year 2014 audit scheduling list in February 2014. 856 contractors "made the list". 40 audits are intended to be "Glass Ceiling"audits, namely Corporate Management Compliance Evaluations.

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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900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Department Information

Office of Faculty & Staff Affirmative Action
339 Surge Building

Tel: (951) 827-5604
Fax: (951) 827-5308
E-mail: affirmativeaction@ucr.edu

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