PROTECTED VETERANS - FACULTY, STAFF AND JOB APPLICANTS
The University of Georgia ("UGA'') is a government contractor subject to Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, as amended by the Jobs for Veterans Act of 2002, (“VEVRAA”) that requires contractors to apply affirmative action guidelines to the employment and advancement of Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, Disabled Veterans, Recently Separated Veterans, Active Duty Wartime or Campaign Badge Veterans, and Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans
The University of Georgia agrees to take affirmative action to employ and treat qualified veterans without discrimination based upon their disability or veteran’s status in all employment practices. The University will ensure that all employment decisions are based only on valid job requirements without regard to disability or veteran status.
All University personnel policies and practices are reviewed in order to prevent the addition of qualification requirements that may eliminate consideration of persons with disabilities or qualified veterans. All position qualifications are reviewed to ensure they are job-related or consistent with business necessity and the safe performance of the job.
The University prohibits retaliatory action against any employee or applicant for employment who identifies as a protected veteran or who makes a charge of employment discrimination or participates in an investigation or inquiry into an employment discrimination complaint.
E. Janyce Dawkins
Equal Opportunity Office
Revised: November 2015