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1. Position Description

Develop a position description that carefully reflects the needs of the position. When determining the essential qualifications, consider:

What other reporting options and/or resources are available?



You can report to EOAA by:

  • Scheduling an appointment with an EOAA representative.  Please call (612) 624-9547 or email  We can provide the best assistance by meeting in person or scheduling a telephone call.

           Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

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Holiday / Religious Observance Calendars Sources/Links

Websites that Contain Information on the Holidays of Numerous Religions:

    1. "The Earth Calendar" at www.
    2. "Interfaith Calendar" at

    Definition: Nepotism and Consensual Relations

    In a community as large as the University of Minnesota, it is inevitable that close personal relationships will exist among its members, often of a familial or a sexual and/or romantic nature. If the non-familial sexual and/or romantic relationships are truly voluntary and consensual, they are not sexual harassment. Nonetheless they may raise concerns about potential conflicts of interest.

    Definition: Equal Opportunity

    “The University shall...provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.”

    Adopted by the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, September 7, 1995 (Amended July 8, 2009)

    Veteran Status Discrimination

    The Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA), as amended, prohibits discrimination and requires affirmative action in all employment practices for the following categories of protected veterans:

    Definition: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination

    University of Minnesota policy, as well as state law, prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The Minnesota Human Rights Act defines sexual orientation as:

    “Sexual orientation means having or being perceived as having an emotional, physical, or sexual attachment to another person without regard to the sex of that person, or having or being perceived as having an orientation for such an attachment, or having or being perceived as having a self-image or identity not traditionally associated with one’s biological maleness or femaleness.”


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