II.   Internal and External Dissemination of the Policy

  1. Internal Policy Dissemination

    • Copies of the EEO/Affirmative Action Policy, Policies and Procedures Regarding Discrimination and Harassment and Reasonable Accommodation Policy, are located in Section 2 of the UW-Platteville Handbook for Unclassified Employees. This handbook is distributed to all faculty and academic staff with at least half time appointments, as well as deans and departmental offices. New hires receive a copy at their orientation.
    • Affirmative action guidelines are listed in the UW-Platteville booklet on Policies and Procedures/Student Employment.
    • Reference to the location of affirmative action guidelines is made in the UW-Platteville Hiring Policies and Procedures Manual published on the web at http://www.uwplatt.edu/pers/contents.htm.
    • A copy of the Affirmative Action Program is on file in the University library and is available at the Web site: http://www.uwplatt.edu/pers/aacntnts.htm.
  2. External Policy Dissemination
    • Recruiting sources are notified of UW-Platteville’s policy and invited to actively refer minorities and women for position openings. In addition, search and screen committee members are encouraged to network with colleagues through phone calls and professional meetings in order to enlarge the pool of candidates to include women and minorities.
    • Placement of advertisements for employment in the news media includes media with minority audiences. All employment advertisements contain the phrase, “The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, seeks to build a diverse faculty and staff and encourages applications from women and persons of color. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request.”
    • The UW Platteville Hiring Policies and Procedures at web site http://www.uwplatt.edu/pers/newspapr.htm provides listings of major newspapers serving minority communities; associations and committees for women in science, engineering, and mathematics; and publications that advertise faculty and administrative positions for women and minorities. It also provides a guide at web site http://www.uwplatt.edu/pers/mintyphd.htm to institutions offering doctoral programs that have a high enrollment of minorities. Search and screen committees are encouraged to utilize these lists to enlarge the pool of applicants.
    • University brochures and Web pages feature employees and students in minority and majority groups, both males and females, as well as persons with disabilities.