D. Affirmative Action Recruitment

UNC Charlotte is committed to equality of opportunity in employment for all qualified persons and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam Era Veteran. Further, the University is committed to affirmative action efforts to recruit qualified members of protected groups both for the effective implementation of its equal employment opportunity policy and for achievement of diversity on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, and disability.

The chief administrator in each academic unit serves as the Unit Affirmative Action Officer and is responsible for all efforts within the unit regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action as specified in the University's Affirmative Action Plan. These responsibilities include advertising or announcing vacancies where they are likely to be seen by a wide variety of prospective applicants, including minorities and women; requesting assistance of institutions, organizations, and colleagues to identify qualified applicants from protected groups; assisting in the collection of demographic data on applicants; and ensuring that applications are reviewed and decisions are taken in compliance with the University's commitment to affirmative action, equal opportunity employment, and multicultural diversity.

The University Affirmative Action Office provides information for evaluating the effectiveness of each recruitment by listing on the Report of Recruitment Results and Request to Interview (Form AA-04) the sources of vacancy information indicated by applicants responding to the EPA Faculty Profile. (See Section II. F)

The EO/AA Programs and Compliance Administrator (x72804) is available to assist with efforts to enhance the effectiveness of the affirmative action recruitment process. For example, the recruiting department may obtain assistance with writing advertisements and identifying media to reach a wide variety of prospective applicants.

At the conclusion of each search, the University Affirmative Action office evaluates the affirmative action recruitment efforts for that position by reviewing the completed appointment file submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs with the Recruitment Plan, Report of Recruitment Results and Request to Interview, and Recommendation for Initial Appointment. A written evaluation of the search is provided to the Dean and the Vice Chancellor.