Annual notice of nondiscrimination

Mae Marsh, UAF Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity directorFrom Mae Marsh Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity

Included below is our annual notice of nondiscrimination for your information. Publishing notices and statements is one thing, but bringing them to life is the responsibility of each and every community member. This means every community member is accountable to follow this guidance and for being an active partner in preventing sex based harassment and violence.

Notice of nondiscriminationThe university of Alaska Fairbanks does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy or parenthood, genetic code or retaliation. 

Pursuant to Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Civil Rights Act of 1991; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Executive Order 11246, and Executive Order 11375, as amended; Equal Pay Act of 1963; Age Discrimination Acts of 1974 and 1975; Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974;  Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1992; the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008; Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008; Pregnancy Discrimination Act; Immigration Reform & Control Act;  Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Alaska Statutes which guarantees equal opportunity to individuals and protected classes within our society.

This policy affects employment policies and actions, as well as the delivery of educational services at all levels and facilities of the university. Further, the university's objective of ensuring equal opportunity will be met by taking affirmative action: i.e., making intensified, goal-oriented efforts to substantially increase the participation of groups where their representation is less than proportionate to their availability; providing reasonable accommodations to employees and students with disabilities; and ensuring that employment opportunities are widely disseminated to agencies and organizations that service underrepresented protected classes.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Office of Diversity & Equal Opportunity
Nordic House
739 Columbia Circle
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775
Phone: 907-474-7599
Web: https://uaf.edu/equity/
E-mail: mmarsh36@alaska.edu

For employment or educational discrimination, students, parents, employees and applicants for employment may file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education within 180 calendar days of the alleged discriminatory act. 

Office for Civil Rights, Seattle Office
U.S. Department of Education
915 Second Ave., Room 3310
Seattle, WA 98174-1099
Phone: 206-607-1600
TDD: 206-607-1647
Fax: 206-607-1601
E-mail: OCR.Seattle@ed.gov
Web: www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/howto.html

For employment discrimination, employees and applicants for employment may file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at the below addresses within 180 calendar days of the alleged discriminatory act. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
350 The Embarcadero
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94105-1260
Phone: 800-669-4000
Web: www.eeoc.gov/employees/charge.cfm

For educational discrimination, individuals may file a complaint with the U. S. Department of Justice.

U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Educational Opportunities Section, PHB
Washington, D.C. 20530
Phone: (202) 514-4092 or 1-877-292-3804 (toll-free)
Fax:   202-514-8337
E-mail to education@usdoj.gov
Web: www.justice.gov/crt/how-file-complaint#three

For employment or educational discrimination, you may file a complaint with the State of Alaska:

Alaska State Human Rights Commission
800 A Street, Suite 204
Anchorage, AK 99501-3669
Anchorage Area: 907-274-4692
Anchorage Area TTY/TDD: 907-276-3177
Toll-Free Complaint Hot Line (in-state only): 800-478-3177
TTY/TDD Toll-Free Complaint Hot Line (in-state only): 800-478-3177
Web: www.humanrights.alaska.gov

For discrimination related to a Department of Labor funded grant, individuals may file a complaint with the U. S. Department of Labor within 180 calendar days of the alleged discriminatory act.      

U.S. Department of LaborCivil Rights Center
200 Constitution Avenue, NWRoom N-4123
Washington, DC 20210
Fax: (202) 693-6505
Email: CRCExternalComplaints@dol.gov
Web: www.dol.gov/oasam/programs/crc/index.htm

For discrimination related to a National Science Foundation funded grant, individuals may file a complaint with the National Science Foundation within 180 calendar days of the alleged discriminatory act.

National Science Foundation
Complaints Adjudication & Compliance Manager
Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI)
E-mail: tsisley@nsf.gov
Phone: (703) 292-2104
Web:  www.nsf.gov/od/odi/

Please review the full policy here and make a note of the contact information.