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Workforce Diversity Policy

UH complies with all Federal and State laws and regulations concerning Affirmative Action and workplace equal opportunity that are outlined by policies and procedures to assure that employment-related actions are made without regard to non-work related, personal characteristics such as race, color, sex (including gender and pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or status, gender expression, religion, disability, age (40 and above), military status, disability, or national or ethnic origin (01.D.07 Anti-Discrimination Policy).

All UH employees and applicants for jobs at UH have the right to full and equal consideration on the basis of merit and other relevant, meaningful criteria. Therefore, UH has developed policies and procedures to assure that employment-related actions are made without prejudice.

SAM 01.D.04 – Affirmative Action Policy

Section: General Administration

Area: Legal Affairs

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The University of Houston System is committed to the development, implementation, and maintenance of viable affirmative action plans and programs which are in compliance with applicable state and federal laws.


Each university will be responsible for the development, implementation, and administration of comprehensive affirmative action plans for all faculty and staff employment, regardless of the source of funding. These affirmative action plans and programs will be developed in accordance with federal and state compliance standards and will include steps to recruit, hire, train, promote, and retain qualified personnel in all protected classes at all levels of the university.

Each university plan will further include documentation of the recruitment channels utilized in order to ensure that protected classes are provided equal opportunity in the application process for employment. Each university plan will also include procedures for monitoring and documenting employment decisions which are based on applicant qualifications, and not on subjective or otherwise unrelated criteria.

Issued: 09/04/1990
Last Reviewed/Revised: 01/24/2023
Responsible Office(s): Legal Affairs