UCSD
CAMPUS NOTICE
University of California, San Diego
 

OFFICE OF THE SENIOR VICE CHANCELLOR-
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

OFFICE OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR-
BUSINESS AFFAIRS

February 28, 2008


ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UC SAN DIEGO

SUBJECT:    Formal Review of Proposed Revisions to University of
California Nondiscrimination and Affirmation Action Policies

This Notice is provided to announce formal review of proposed revisions to:

- University of California Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy Regarding Academic and Staff Employment

- Affirmative Action Policy Statement for University of California Publications Regarding Employment Practices

- Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM) 12, Nondiscrimination in Employment

- Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM) 14, Affirmative Action

- Academic Personnel Policy 035, Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination in Employment

The proposed revisions pertaining to nondiscrimination would expand the "covered veterans" protected category to include all veterans with "service in the uniformed services." This change is needed for consistency between University policy and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA).

The proposed revisions pertaining to nondiscrimination would prohibit retaliation against any employee or person seeking employment for filing a complaint of discrimination or harassment pursuant to the University's nondiscrimination in employment policies.

The proposed revisions pertaining to affirmative action would:

- Expand the special disabled veterans category to include all veterans with service-related disabilities. It is proposed that the term "disabled veterans" replaces the term "special disabled veterans."

- Add a new category of covered veterans (Armed Forces Service Medal veterans) who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. Military, Ground, Naval, or Air Service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded.

These two revisions are needed to provide consistency with the recently published regulations that implement the Jobs for Veterans Act of 2002.

The proposed revisions are available at the following website:

http://atyourservice.ucop.edu/employees/policies_employee_labor_relations/proposed_policies/index.html If you would like to comment on the proposed revisions, please e-mail your comments by Monday, March 10, 2008, to:

Staff employees: Jenni Leibman, Director, Employee Relations, Policy Development and Work/Life at jleibman@ucsd.edu

Academic employees: Jon Welch, Director, Academic Diversity and Equal Opportunity (OADEO) at welchj@ucsd.edu
Paul W. Drake
Senior Vice Chancellor
Academic Affairs

Steven W. Relyea
Vice Chancellor
Business Affairs