I.  Equal Employment Policy Statement

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student, or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.

The University ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The University is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans who separated within the last three years, those who are in the Armed Forces Service Medal Veteran category and veterans of the Vietnam era under the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to the Director of Human Resources.

As Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, I call upon each individual associated with the University to join me in pledging a new and revitalized commitment to build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination-an environment that fosters mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.

David J. Markee, Chancellor
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
February 12, 2008