September 7th, 2023
Dear Members of the SLU Community:
The City University of New York (CUNY) has a long-standing commitment to diversity and equal opportunity in all aspects of employment. Senior management fully supports our policies and practices to foster non-discrimination, affirmative action, and diversity and inclusion in the workplace. CUNY is enriched by the strengths of the people and perspectives in our institution. Accordingly, I continue to be committed to our compliance with the CUNY Policies and Procedures on Equal Opportunity, Non-Discrimination, and on Sexual Misconduct.
The Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy states CUNY’s commitment to recruit, employ, retain, promote, and provide benefits to employees without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, partnership status, disability, genetic information, alienage, citizenship, military or veteran status, unemployment status, status as a victim of domestic violence/stalking/sex offenses, or any other legally prohibited basis in accordance with federal, state and city laws. Additionally, as a federal contractor, CUNY engages in affirmative action for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans consistent with federal requirements for employees in all title groups. Italian Americans are included among CUNY’s protected groups.
I invite you to visit the CUNY website to view the Policy in its entirety as well as the polices on Reasonable Accommodations and Academic Adjustments and Reporting of Alleged Misconduct.
CUNY’s executives and administrators are responsible for maintaining a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and for promoting diversity and inclusion in their units. (CDO/Responsible Official Name) is the responsible official charged with assuring Equal Employment Opportunity compliance. I encourage all managers to contact them to discuss diversity and inclusion strategies that would advance unit goals. Additionally, any individual who believes they have experienced employment discrimination should contact Gladys Palma de Schrynemakers at 646-313-8355 or Gladys.Schrynemakers@slu.cuny.edu They may also utilize the University-wide HR Discrimination and Retaliation Report Portal on the CUNY website.
I ask for your continued support to ensure equal opportunity, affirmative action, diversity and inclusion in all our employment practices.