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Affirmative Action Plan
Oregon State University’s annual Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) (1) prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, and mental or physical disability; and (2) establishes a commitment to employ women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.
OSU’s Office of Equity and Inclusion analyzes the OSU workforce each year to evaluate whether we are employing women and people of color (Hispanic/Latino, Black/African American, Native American/Alaska Native, Asian and Pacific Islander) at the expected rates given the demographics of the qualified labor pool. To do this, regular positions (half-time or greater) are clustered into job groups, then the demographics of each job group are compared to the demographics of the qualified labor pools from which we hire for that job group. When there is a significant gap between our employment rate for women or people of color and their availability in the qualified population, the university establishes a recruitment goal?. This means that OSU commits to making extra efforts to recruit qualified members of the missing group to its applicant pools, and reviews each search to ensure fairness.
Learn more about the collection of Employee Demographic Information (.pdf).
You can review the full plan at the Office of Equity and Inclusion during regular business hours.