The office is responsible for ensuring that the City College complies with University and college policies, as well as federal, state, and local laws pertaining to affirmative action and equal employment opportunity
To fulfill the Office’s mission, the Director and/or his designee serve as the College's 504/ADA Coordinator and the Title IX Coordinator. The Director also serves on the Sexual Harassment Awareness and Intake Committee, the Higher Education Officer Screening Committee, the Presidential Advisory Committee on Affirmative Action and is the College’s representative on the University’s Council of Affirmative Action/EEO/ Compliance and Diversity Officers.
The affirmative action policies and practices of City College are part of the University’s goal to provide equal employment opportunity and prevent discrimination. Such policies and practices of City College apply to persons in federally protected groups, including women, people with disabilities, Vietnam Era veterans, Blacks, Hispanics, Asian/Pacific Islanders, and American Indian/Alaskan Natives. In addition, the University and City College have designated Italian Americans as a protected group for whom these policies apply [ Statutes Enforced by AAO]. To that end, the Office continuously reviews policies and procedures pertaining to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and non-discrimination. The Office monitors and advises search committees on search and screen procedures; and develops and monitors the College's progress and diligence in pursuing goals set forth in the Affirmative Action Plan. Documents and forms related to the search process are available at the Office located at 160 Convent Avenue, Administration Building 214 or online. Information on the search approval process is available at Human Resources located at 160 Convent Avenue, Shepard Hall, RM 50 or on HR's webpage.Job Requisition System (Formally Referred to as the PAF-A)
Sexual harassment is illegal. It is a form of sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, and of the official policy of The City University of New York, which was adopted by the Board of Trustees in 1995 and revised in 2005. The policy prohibits sexual harassment of faculty, staff, and students:
To implement CUNY’s policy, City College created a Sexual Harassment Awareness and Intake Committee. The Committee is responsible for reviewing all complaints of sexual harassment; and for making efforts to resolve those complaints informally, if possible. When informal resolution is not possible, the Committee coordinator and/or deputy coordinator will fully investigate the complaint and report the results of the investigation to the College president (and dean of students, if the accused is a student), if appropriate.
Any student or other member of City College may report allegations of sexual harassment to any member of the Committee. The complaint will be promptly investigated and will be handled as confidentially as possible. Retaliation against complaints is specifically prohibited. Students, faculty or staff who are found, following applicable disciplinary proceedings, to have violated the CUNY Policy Against Sexual Harassment are subject to various penalties, including termination of employment and permanent dismissal from the University.
Questions regarding Sexual Harassment Prevention workshops may be referred to Flora Newkirk Wood. Complaints or allegations of sexual harassment may be reported to Nancy Berger, EEO Manager, or any one on the committee.
The City University provides an online workshop regarding the prevention of sexual harassment.
The City College and The City University of New York are committed to addressing discrimination complaints promptly, consistently and fairly. Any City College employee, student, applicant for admission or employment or other participant in the College’s programs or activities who believes he or she has been unlawfully discriminated against on the basis of age, color, disability, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status may file a complaint in writing with the Office of Affirmative Action using the Discrimination Complaint Form, by e-mail to the Interim Director of Affirmative Action, Dr. Ardie Walser firstname.lastname@example.org, or the EEO Investigations Manager, Nancy Berger email@example.com, or by stopping in the EEO Compliance office in the Wille Administration building, room 214.
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