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Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Equal Employment Opportunity

Boise State University is an equal opportunity employer. The university is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants for employment as provided for by federal, state, and local law. Boise State prohibits, to the extent permitted by applicable law, discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, or sexual orientation.

Affirmative Action

Human Resource services develops and implements the University’s Affirmative Action Plan (AAP). The AAP identifies the under-utilization of females and minorities in its workforce. This information is used in the University’s recruitment and retention efforts.

Under the AAP, the University makes good faith efforts to employ women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans. The AAP is available to employees and job applicants upon request for review at the University.

Discrimination/Harassment Complaints

Boise State University is committed to maintaining a workplace that is free of unlawful discrimination and harassment. Accordingly, the University prohibits, to the the extent permitted by law, discrimination and harassment against and individual on the basis of that person’s race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran’s status, genetic information, or an other status prohibited by applicable law. Allegations of discrimination or harassment are addressed in accordance with the University’s  Non-discrimination and Anti-harassment Policy No. #1060.

The University will take prompt and appropriate action to prevent and correct conduct that violates this policy.  All members of the university community are responsible for creating an environment that is free from unlawful discrimination and harassment.

Reporting a Complaint

All Boise State University employees who have been informed of or have a reasonable basis to suspect that there has been discrimination against, harassment of, or retaliation against a member of the university community should contact Office of Institutional Compliance and Ethics at (208) 426-1258 or email:

Reasonable Accommodations

The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with a disability and prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with a disability in accordance with applicable laws.

Requesting an Accommodation

Any qualified individual with a disability employed at Boise State University who needs a reasonable accommodation must complete the following forms to begin the process:

An employee may request the accommodation by obtaining a copy of the form from Human Resource Services, completing and signing it, and returning it to the EEO/AA Director.  The employee should schedule a meeting with the EEO/AA Director for this purpose.

Telephone: 208-426-1616 or Email:

If an employee makes a verbal request for an accommodation to a supervisor, unit/department head, or other administrator, that individual should refer the employee to the EEO/AA Director and notify the Director of the employee’s department of the referral. The employee will be provided with a Request for Reasonable Accommodation Form and Authorization for Limited Release of Medical Information.  The employee will be asked to complete, sign, and date these forms.

Confidentiality of Medical Information

By law, HRS maintains medical information related to a request for a reasonable accommodation in a separate, confidential file apart from an employee’s personnel record.

An employee is not required to reveal the diagnosis of his or her condition or the details of medical treatment to a supervisor or coworker.

Complaint Process

The University addresses complaints alleging discrimination on the basis of disability, including failure to accommodate a disability, under it’s Nondiscrimination and Anti-Harrassment Policy No. #1060. Employees may bring a formal complaint under the policy.