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Equal Employment Office records

 Collection
Identifier: RG0035

Collection Scope and Content

Materials in this collection include, affirmative action info and records, affirmative action plans, promotion recommendations, recruitment plans and summaries, personnel files (complaints), civil actions, litigation files, personnel program slides, academic dishonesty, litigation files, IGH (Informal Grievance Hearing) files, restricted grievance files, charges of discrimination, budget, correspondence, family and medical leave act. These files range in date from 1974-2006 and were transferred to the University Archives by the Office of Equal Employment.

Dates

  • 1974-2006

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This entire collection is closed to research for 75 years from date of record creation. Please see the University Archivist if you have any questions.

Restrictions on Use

This entire collection is closed to research. Please see the University Archivist if you have any questions.

Historical Note

The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), formally known as the Office of Equal Employment Activities (EEA), sets guidelines for the affirmative action plan which was instituted at The George Washington University in 1970. The EEO reports to the Associate Vice President of Human Resources.

The mission of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) is to enhance the University's fundamental commitment to equality and fairness in recruitment, selection, and employment at the University by applying the tenets of the University's affirmative action programs to expand and support diversity throughout the University. Additionally, the University guarantees an impartial, non-adversarial setting where grievances can be resolved through counseling and mediation, and by providing related training to staff employees.

The responsibilities of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity include the resolution of the following situations: faculty and staff requests for reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities act for employment matters, staff requests for religious accommodations, and staff internal discrimination complaints.

Additionally, the EEO is responsible to write the University's affirmative action program for faculty and staff, implement staff training programs on EEO regarding affirmative action, sexual harassment, diversity and disability issues. Finally, the EEO is responsible to respond to external administrative agency complaints filed by staff, and to serve as lead employer for the District of Columbia Business Leadership Network (DCBLN).

N.B. This history note was written in 2005

Extent

123.75 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

Materials in this collection include, affirmative action info and records, affirmative action plans, promotion recommendations, recruitment plans and summaries, personnel files (complaints), civil actions, litigation files, personnel program slides, academic dishonesty, litigation files, IGH (Informal Grievance Hearing) files, restricted grievance files, charges of discrimination, budget, correspondence, family and medical leave act. These files range in date from 1974-2006.

Collection Organization

Organized into nineteen series: Affirmative Action plan, Personnel files, three series of informal grievance hearings, recruitment charges, twelve series of Office files, and recruitment plans and grievances.

Acquisition Information

Materials were transferred to the University Archives by the Office of Equal Employment.
Title
Preliminary Guide to the Equal Employment Office records, 1974-2006
Status
Unprocessed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2007
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

Contact:
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