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Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action

The purpose of Equal Employment and Affirmative Action programs is to affirm and promote the University’s commitment to non-discrimination, equal employment and affirmative action programs in accordance with federal and state law.

The Office of Institutional Compliance and Ethics (EO/AA) works closely with all members of the Boise State University community to ensure that our employment policies, procedures, practices and initiatives are in compliance with equal employment and affirmative action, and support the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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

The Office of Institutional Compliance and Ethics develops and implements the University’s Affirmative Action Plan (AAP). The Affirmative Action Plan identifies the under-utilization of females, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities in its workforce, as related to recruitment, retention, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, and resignations. The Affirmative Action Plan statistical data is used to assist University departments with recruitment and retention plan strategies, through action-oriented outreach using “good faith” efforts.

Under the AAP, the University makes good faith efforts to employ women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Components of the affirmative action plan is available for review to employees and job applicants on the Office of Institutional Compliance and Ethics website.

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 extent permitted by law, discrimination and harassment 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 any 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 a non-hostile environment that is free from unlawful discrimination and harassment.

Title VI

title IV button Españoltitle IV buttonTitle VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI) is the federal law that protects individuals from being discriminated against on the basis of their race, color, or national origin in programs that receive federal financial assistance. More on Title VI

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, harassment or retaliation against a member of the university community should contact:

Office of Institutional Compliance and Ethics
Riverfront Hall Room 306
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725
Telephone: 208-426-1258
Gayla Thomas-Dabney, Director of Equity and Inclusion
Office of Institutional Compliance and Ethics
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725
Telephone: 208-426-1258

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:

To request an accommodation, please print and complete by the above forms, and return to the HR department. The employee may schedule a meeting with an HR Business Partner to learn more about the process, ask questions or address concerns.

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 an HR Business Partner 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 our Nondiscrimination and Anti-Harrassment Policy No. #1060. Employees may bring a formal complaint under the policy.