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Purdue University Executive Memoranda Master Listing

(Supersedes Executive Memorandum No. A-294)
(Superseded by Executive Memorandum No. B-34)

April 15, 1974

To: All Members of the University Staff

Re: Equal Employment Opportunity Program

  1. Annual Reminder of University's Equal Employment Opportunity Program

    The purpose of this Memorandum, and of its annual reissue, is to inform new employees and remind continuing employees of the University's commitment to equal employment opportunity and of Board policy and University procedure in this regard.

  2. Statement of Policy

    At its meeting on 21 January 1970, the Board of Trustees of Purdue University reaffirmed and reinforced the policy of Purdue University for equal employment opportunity by approving the following statement of policy and outline of affirmative action.

    It is the policy of Purdue University to provide equal opportunity in employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, or sex, except where age or sex is a bona fide occupational qualification. The University continuously promotes this policy through a program of positive action affecting all organizational units which are managed by, or affiliated with, Purdue University. Through this program, the University carries out the requirements of Federal laws and of Federal Executive Orders 11246 and 11375 and indicates its active support of the principle of equal opportunity in employment.

  3. Outline of Affirmative Action

    1. Authority and Responsibility

      1. The President of Purdue University is responsible for the successful accomplishment of this policy. The President is authorized to take all necessary action and to delegate further as follows.

      2. Dr. John W. Hicks, Executive Assistant to the President, has been designated as Equal Employment Opportunity Officer by the President. This officer is responsible for and authorized to design and implement the affirmative action program and to monitor and coordinate its accomplishment. The Equal Employment Opportunity Officer is responsible for the University's overall compliance with the policy of equal employment opportunity and with Federal laws and Executive Orders.

      3. The Director of Personnel Administration is responsible for performing all activities of the Personnel Department in a manner consistent with this policy and for recommending and maintaining University-wide personnel procedures and policies which are supportive of equal employment opportunity.

      4. The deans, directors, heads of schools, divisions, departments, and offices, and all others exercising supervisory or administrative control over any employee are responsible for performing their functions without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, or sex, except where age or sex is a bona fide occupational qualification.

      5. Each individual employee is responsible for performing all duties and functions in a manner that clearly reflects and supports Purdue University's policy of equal employment opportunity.

      6. A systematic process is available which permits alleged violation of equal employment opportunity practice to be brought to the attention of the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer. For information in this regard, employees may contact Margret Robb at 749-2095. All complainants are protected from interference, harassment, intimidation, or reprisal in any form.

Arthur G. Hansen