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PURDUE UNIVERSITY
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
EXECUTIVE MEMORANDUM NO. B-29


November 15, 1974

To: All Members of the University Staff

Re: Equal Employment Opportunity Policy - Complaint Procedure


  1. Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    Executive Memorandum No. B-25, issued 15 April 1974, sets forth the policy of Purdue University concerning equal employment opportunity and outlines the affirmative action programs of Purdue University to accomplish that policy. This Memorandum supplements Executive Memorandum no. B-25 with respect to the handling of complaints by employees of Purdue University based on alleged discrimination in employment on account of race, religion, color, and national origin, sex, age, or physical and mental handicaps. The existing Equal Employment Opportunity Complaint Procedure, dated March 1973, dealing with such complaints is superseded by this Memorandum.

  2. Academic Personnel

    complaints by academic personnel employed by Purdue University based on alleged discrimination on account of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, or physical and mental handicaps constitute grievances and shall be processed as provided in Executive Memorandum B-16. (Grievance Procedures for Academic Personnel) for the West Lafayette campus or for each regional campus as provided in its faculty grievance procedure, provided that in all such cases the review committee shall conduct a formal hearing if the aggrieved person requests a hearing.

  3. Clerical and Service Staff

    Complaints by employees who are members of the clerical and service staff based on alleged discrimination in employment on account of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, or physical and mental handicaps shall be processed as provided in Memorandum No. 137, as most recently amended issued by the Office of the Business Manager and Assistant Treasurer and entitled "Complaint and Grievance Procedure for clerical and Service Staff," provided that in all such cases the review committee shall conduct a formal hearing if the aggrieved person requests a hearing.

  4. Administrative and Professional Staff

    Until such time as a grievance procedure is established for members of the administrative or professional staff, complaints by such employees based on alleged discrimination in employment on account of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, or physical or mental handicaps shall be filed with and processed through the appropriate department head or equivalent administrative officer. If the matter is not resolved and either the employee or department head requests a formal hearing, a special committee selected by the University's administrative and professional staff at the campus where the grievance originated shall conduct such a hearing and report its factual findings and recommendations to the President who shall make the final decision regarding the matter.

  5. Equal Employment Opportunity Officer of the University

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Officer of the University shall be notified of the filing of any grievance involving an allegation of discrimination in employment on account of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, or physical and mental handicaps. The Equal Employment Opportunity Officer may make an investigation and assist the interested parties in reaching a mutually satisfactory solution. If the complaint is not resolved and proceeds to a formal hearing, the committee hearing the matter may receive and consider the recommendations of the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer. Written procedures for formal hearings conducted by committees selected by the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer shall be established by the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity in consultation with the Equal Employment Advisory Committee and shall be approved by the President. A member of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity may be present at all hearings involving allegations of discrimination in employment on account of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, or physical and mental handicaps.

Arthur G. Hansen
President