Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy

In accordance with the applicable Federal Laws and Regulations, the employment policies and practices of Creighton University are administered without unlawful regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, handicap, or veterans status. The University will promote Equal Employment Opportunity through a positive and continuing Equal Employment Opportunity Program.

This Equal Employment Opportunity Program will have as its firm objective equal opportunity in recruitment, hiring, rates of pay, promotion, training, termination, benefits plans, and all other forms of compensation and conditions and privileges of employment for all employees and applicants for employment.

The program is designed to provide Equal Employment Opportunity in an atmosphere of nondiscrimination with respect to all persons.

The University has an Affirmative Action Program. The objective of the Affirmative Action Program is to enhance employment opportunities for persons belonging to groups that historically have suffered discrimination. These groups include women, minorities, handicapped persons, disabled veterans, and Vietnam-era veterans. Creighton University's Affirmative Action Program is implemented through its Affirmative Action Plan. The Plan is a written document which identifies those areas in which the University is deficient in its employment of minority groups and women. The Plan sets goals and timetables for the correction of identified deficiencies. It contains action-oriented procedures to which the University will devote every good faith effort to achieve prompt and full employment of minorities and women in all segments of the University's work force where identified deficiencies exist. The Plan also promotes the full utilization of handicapped persons, disabled veterans, and Vietnam era veterans.

The ultimate responsibility for Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at the University lies with the President of the University. All Vice Presidents are responsible for Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy is the responsibility of the Affirmative Action Director.

Successful meeting of goals and objectives will be attained through the full cooperation, support, and good-faith efforts of all Vice Presidents, Deans, Directors, Department chairs, Supervisors, and all other personnel responsible for hiring and promotions.

This policy does not mandate the use of quotas. The University subscribes to hiring the most qualified person in all cases. However, if individuals are similarly qualified, protected class status as defined in the Affirmative Action Plan will be a plus factor in the selection decision where protected class members are underrepresented.