EEO/AA Plan for Classified Staff
2006 UW-Platteville Program Certification Documents
October 1, 2006 to June 30, 2009

The complete Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan for Classified Staff is available in the Affirmative Action Office, Brigham 230.

Policy Concerning Balanced Examination and Interview Panels

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville believes that balanced panels help provide equal opportunity in the hiring process; minimize cultural, racial, gender, and disability differences between interviewers and interviewees; and provide a more complete evaluation of the responses.

The University supports the use of balanced examination and interview panels to ensure equal employment opportunity and to promote affirmative action.

Balanced examination and interview panels are strongly recommended when filling positions which are in underutilized job groups and the certification includes affirmative action group members (racial/ethnic minorities, women and persons with disabilities). The use of balanced examination and interview panels is also encouraged whenever certifications include members of affirmative action groups and the position is in a job group which is not underutilized.

A “balanced panel” means that the panel (usually 3 people) includes representatives from at least two different affirmative action groups, for example, a woman and a racial/ethnic minority or a woman and a person with a disability.

Waiver Process
For situations in which UW-Platteville’s attempt to develop a balanced panel has been unsuccessful, a waiver can be granted. The Affirmative Action Officer is responsible for approving or disapproving the waiver.

Responsibility for monitoring UW-Platteville’s use of balanced panels and the development of pools of potential panel members is assigned to the Affirmative Action Officer. Consistent with the Affirmative Action Planning Standards, the purpose of the monitoring will be to ensure UW-Platteville compliance with the balanced panel policy.

Documentation Documentation of the composition of panels and of the efforts UW-Platteville made to balance panels will be retained in the appropriate records file.

Kathleen Kelley
Affirmative Action Officer
Director of Human Resources