UAMS ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDE
|SUBJECT:||ANTI-DISCRIMINATION: RACE, COLOR, GENDER, AGE, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN OR DISABILITY|
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is committed to the principle and practice of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in all areas of employment and other services that affect employees, students and the general public. The ability of UAMS to meet its mission will increasingly depend on and be strengthened by incorporating constructive diversity in its faculty, students and staff. Racism, bigotry and discrimination subvert the mission of UAMS which is to provide a wholesome environment where comprehensive educational, research and employment opportunities are offered to employees and students. In both obvious and subtle ways racism, bigotry and discrimination adversely affect an individual's ability to function at optimal level. They also have a harmful effect on one's ability to study, work and engage in leisure activities within the University community.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences abhors and condemns all forms of bigotry and racism. Such behavior is a violation of an individual's human rights and is also unlawful. UAMS will comply with and enforce Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), Executive Order 11246, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 and 504), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1991, U.S. Federal Court Decree in the Adams Cases of 1973 and Acts 99 and 962 of the Arkansas General Assembly. UAMS shall recruit, retain, promote and graduate students without regard to race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or disability status. Specifically, UAMS will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or disability status as a criterion in deciding against any individual in matters of admission, placement, transfer, hiring, dismissal, compensation, fringe benefits, training, tuition assistance and other personnel or educationally-related actions.
Therefore, the policy of UAMS is that members of the University community neither commit nor condone acts of bigotry, racism or discrimination. Actions on the part of any employee or official of the University contrary to this policy will be addressed promptly and appropriately, according to current UAMS disciplinary procedures. To ensure compliance with this adopted policy of nondiscriminatory behavior, UAMS will operate under the following procedures.
PROCEDURE (TRAINING & EDUCATION)
- Supervisory and management personnel
- Personnel involved with customer contact
- Other personnel
PROCEDURE (RACIAL SLURS, JOKES AND DEROGATORY REMARKS)
- First Offense -- Verbal Reprimand
- Second Offense -- Written Disciplinary Notice
- Third Offense -- Termination of Employment
Sensitivity training will be made available for those employees guilty of the behavior described in Procedure #5.