Amended date: 03/01/2015
Provided by Office of Equal Opportunity
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employers to maintain records documenting the identity and eligibility to work of all regular and temporary employees hired after November 6, 1986. This policy explains our compliance to that requirement as a federal contractor.
Tufts University is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. Tufts prohibits discrimination against and harassment of any student, employee, applicant for employment, third party or community member because of race; color; national or ethnic origin; age; religion; disability; sex; sexual orientation; gender; gender identity and expression; including a transgender identity; genetics; veteran status; retaliation; and any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law, herein called “protected categories.” The University expects all Tufts employees, students, and community members to join with and uphold this commitment.
Tufts University also prohibits retaliation based on a protected activity, such as the filing of a complaint of discrimination or participation in the investigation of such a claim. Any witness, complainant or respondent involved in an investigation ought not to be retaliated against for their participation in the fact-finding process.
All Tufts personnel at the exempt level who are responsible for hiring, promoting, and managing employees and/or University programs are required to promptly escalate all potential violations of this policy to a manager or supervisor, a dean, any senior member of the University administration, directly to the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617.627.3298 or to EthicsPoint at tufts-oeo.ethicspoint.com or by using the hotline at 1.866.384.4277.
Tufts University’s OEO is also responsible for planning and implementing the University’s affirmative action program and monitoring affirmative action-related decisions and activities in accordance with state and federal law. Tufts University seeks to maintain an internal system of audit and reporting that shall facilitate the identification and removal of inequities and deficiencies in its employment and those policies and practices that could preclude the fair and equal treatment of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and all protected veterans. The full text of the University’s Non-Discrimination policy can be found here.
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 Non-Discrimination 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.