University of California, Riverside

Human Resources

Equal Employment & Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity are not to be considered separate actions or initiatives in the recruitment and selection process. Instead, they are key variables which are woven into each step of the process to support UCR’s achievement of excellence as follows:

Affirmative Action

Required by federal regulations focusing mainly on hiring of underrepresented women and ethnic/racial groups:

Universities, and those that manage within those institutions, are required to take “affirmative action” (action beyond placing an ad) to ensure a diverse workplace.

Federal regulations require institutions to:

  1. Ensure diverse pools of applicants for campus positions
  2. Develop and implement affirmative action plans that identify areas of underutilization of minorities and women
  3. Develop and disseminate annual placement goals and demonstrate good faith efforts to eliminate underutilization

A solid understanding of Affirmative Action and its integration with the search process is required of anyone having a role in the hiring process. Comprehensive information regarding Affirmative Action can be found on the Affirmative Action website.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Employment Opportunity is required by federal and state laws governing on employment. It provides for equal access to employment opportunities, and prohibits discrimination based on race, gender, color, national origin, religion, physical or mental ability, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, status as a covered veteran and on the basis of citizenship.


Diversity refers to human qualities that are different from our own and those of groups which we know; but that are manifested in other individuals and groups. Dimensions of diversity include, but are not limited to age, ethnicity, gender, physical abilities/qualities, race, sexual orientation, educational background, geographic location, income, marital status, military experience, parental status, religious beliefs, and experience.

Valuing diversity means creating a workplace that values and includes differences, recognizes the contributions that individuals with many types of differences can make and maximizes the potential for all.

An on-line Affirmative Action Information System (AAIS) has been developed to capture efforts to create a diverse workforce.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

For more information about  EEO rights for applicants, please see the attached PDF

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