Policy Manual - General Equal Opportunity
HUMAN RESOURCES AND LABOR RELATIONS
Section 401 General Equal Opportunity
Last Revised: 1/23/06
Responsible Office: Human Resources
In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System shall not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status or gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, or veterans status in employment, education, and all other areas of the University System. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
The University will regard freedom from discrimination and discriminatory harassment as an individual employee and student right which will be safeguarded as a matter of policy. Any employee or student will be subject to disciplinary action for violation of this policy. Retaliation against anyone who makes a complaint of discrimination or harassment or who is involved in a complaint process will not be tolerated. http://www.maine.edu/system/policy_manual/policy_section401.php
Questions and complaints about discriminations in any area of the University should be directed to Barbara DeVaney, Director of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity, South Hall Room 205, 181 Main St., Presque Isle, ME, 04769-2888, phone (207) 768-9750, TTY available upon request. Inquiries or complaints about discrimination in employment or education may also be referred to the Maine Human Rights Commission. Inquiries or complaints about discrimination in employment may be referred to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Inquiries about the University's compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex; and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, may also be referred to the Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 8th Floor, 5 Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109-3921, Telephone: 617-289-0111, FAX: 617-289-0150; TDD: 877-521-2172, Email: . Generally, an individual may also file a complaint with OCR within 180 days of alleged discrimination.