Affirmative Action Policy
Amended date: 12/01/2018
Provided by Office of Equal Opportunity
Tufts University maintains an Affirmative Action Program wherein all managers and officials of the University directly bear the responsibility for making every effort to identify and alleviate underutilization of minorities, women, the disabled, and covered veterans so that they receive fair and equal treatment in all University programs.
Tufts University maintains an internal system of audit and reporting that shall assist in the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the Affirmative Action Programs to assure the effectiveness of the plan. Specifically, this system shall facilitate the identification and removal of inequities and deficiencies in employment and those policies and practices that could preclude fair and equal treatment.
Tufts University’s Affirmative Action Program provides for the prompt and impartial consideration of all complaints of discrimination filed by its staff, faculty members, and students. Retaliation for filing a complaint is prohibited. Procedures for consideration of complaints and grievances are established and circulated throughout the University. Tufts University has an Office of Equal Opportunity, which monitors its Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action efforts.
Tufts University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, and as further demonstration of that commitment, Tufts requires that all current or prospective contractors or unions submit a statement in writing of their Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action commitment; and that all solicitations or advertisements placed by or on behalf of Tufts shall indicate Tufts’ policy of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.
This policy applies to all staff, temporary staff, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, independent contractors, affiliates or any other members of the Tufts community, whether hired contractually or who work under faculty or postdoctoral scholar handbooks, or who are otherwise covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
Related Links and Resources:
Postdoctoral Scholars’ Handbook: https://viceprovost.tufts.edu/postdoc/handbook/
This Affirmative Action Policy Statement is part of the HR Employee Policies and Procedures that can be found at here.
Disclaimer: Changes to this policy and the handbook in which it is maintained may be made at any time, at the sole discretion of the University and is not a contract. Employment by the University is at will and either the employee or the University may end the employment relationship at any time.