Affirmative Action - Equal Employment Opportunity

The Office of Human Resources is charged with the development and implementation of the Affirmative Action Program and its overall effectiveness at UAB.

The information and links below include the federal laws and statutes that require compliance.

Reaffirmation of Equal Opportunity and the Prevention of Discriminatory Harassment Policy by President Ray L. Watts
(11/8/11; Reissued April 2014)

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is fully committed to the policies and practices of equal opportunity in education and employment, nondiscrimination and unlawful harassment in our treatment of all persons, including current and prospective faculty, staff, and students.  We freely and enthusiastically endorse diversity and equal opportunity as core values that contribute to our effort to create a positive, supportive, and diverse environment in which faculty, staff and students can excel.  These values only strengthen our vision of being an internationally renowned research university – a first choice for education and health care.

We reaffirm our commitment to, and pledge our full support of, diversity and equal educational and  employment opportunity for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability unrelated to job or program performance, veteran status, or genetic or family medical history. Discriminatory harassment, whether sexual or non-sexual in nature is strictly prohibited. 

In an effort to assure that all actions involving faculty, staff and students are initiated and administered to comply with our commitment to fairness and nondiscrimination, all UAB administrative, managerial and supervisory personnel are required to ensure that this policy is fully implemented by enforcing only valid, position related requirement decisions for employment, promotions, and work assignments. 

Our commitment to fairness, nondiscrimination and the prevention of unlawful harassment are the foundations of UAB’s Equal Opportunity Discriminatory Harassment policy and should be the guideposts for other management decisions as well.

The Equal Opportunity and Discriminatory Harassment Policy may be accessed in the Policies and Procedures Library at www.uab.edu/policies.

 



Affirmative action is a set of positive steps that UAB takes to promote equal employment opportunity. The affirmative action program allows UAB to identify potential problems in hiring, especially when it comes to hiring qualified women, minorities, persons with disabilities, Vietnam-era veterans, and disabled veterans.

Every year, UAB does a self-analysis to determine the status of women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans at all levels of the organization. This self-analysis considers census data and availability of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans in the recruiting arena, then compares that to the number of minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans working at UAB.

If there is a problem identified, UAB then makes a good faith effort to eliminate practices that may be discriminatory and take pro-active measures, including recruitment and other outreach methods to encourage qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans to consider job opportunities at UAB.



Veterans and Individuals with Disability Self ID Form
The invitation to self identify is for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Please click the link above to voluntarily self identify your status. Submission of this information is strictly voluntary, and refusal to provide it will NOT subject you to any adverse treatment.
Race and Gender Self Identification Form
More information on Affirmative Action/Equal Employment:

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.
EEO Poster in Spanish, Chinese, & English