Title: #IV-3. Policy on Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action for WVU at
Every effort is made to ensure that campus policies regarding hiring, salary administration, promotion and transfer are based solely on job performance and job related criteria. In addition, personnel policies and practices, including those relating to compensation, benefits, transfer, retention, termination, training, self-development opportunities, as well as social and recreational programs, are administered without discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.
Application and Responsibilities
The following practices and conditions will prevail to underscore this commitment:
· Each manager and department head will be responsible for making sure that those in positions to influence employment and personnel decisions are aware of, and comply with the policy and goals.
· In order to maintain a work environment that does not permit conduct that abuses the dignity of any individual through ethnic, sexual, racial or other discriminatory forms of harassment. Incidents of such will be dealt with promptly and disciplinary action will be taken as necessary.
· Various recruitment sources will be utilized to broaden the consideration of qualified applicants from all segments of the community.
· Reasonable accommodation will be made for disabled employees or applicants and for an employee's religious observance as permitted by sound business practices.
Inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policy or the institution's Affirmative Action Plan may be directed to the Special Assistant to the President for Policy and Social Justice at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.