Faculty Toolkit

Current Texas Christian University Compliance Officers

Equal Opportunity is the Law Poster

  • English (website for English version of EEO Poster)
  • Spanish (website for Spanish version of EEO Poster)

Affirmative Action Plan

Texas Christian University complies with federal and state laws concerning affirmative action and workplace equal opportunity. TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.Questions concerning the university’s Affirmative Action Plan may be directed to TCU’s Deputy Affirmative Action Office. A list of TCU Compliance Officers is maintained by Human Resources and is available at http://www.hr.tcu.edu/compliance-officers/.

Affirmative Action Plan Narrative

Texas Christian University maintains personnel policies that seek to ensure equal employment for all individuals. It is anticipated that the implementation of this Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) will only ensure what already is an established policy within the University — equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all phases of the University’s operations, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran or other protected veteran.

As part of this AAP, a critical self-evaluation was undertaken by the University. This self-evaluation was directed toward discovering those areas of the University’s operations in which available, qualified minority and female employees may not have been fully utilized. Based on this evaluation, and as appropriate, placement goals have been set with the intent of improving utilization levels for available, qualified minorities and women in some job groups.

In order to prevent misinterpretation of the purpose or meaning of the AAP’s internal analyses, certain aspects of the AAP must be given a qualifying explanation. Texas Christian University has developed this AAP in reliance upon the affirmative action regulations issued by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.

Designation for AAP Responsibility

Dr. Darron Turner, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, is designated as the University’s compliance officer for its AAPs. In carrying out this AAP, he will receive the requisite support of senior management necessary to execute the assignment and the staff and time to administer the program.

His specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Developing policy statements and AAPs.
  2. Assisting in the identification of problem areas.
  3. Assisting management in arriving at effective solutions to problems.
  4. Designing and implementing audit and reporting systems that will:
    • measure effectiveness of the University’s programs
    • determine the degree to which the University’s placement goals and objectives have been attained
    • determine whether minorities and women have had the opportunity to participate in all University-sponsored educational, training, recreational, and social activities
    • ensure that the University is in compliance with Executive Order 11246 and all regulations promulgated there under
  5. Serving as liaison between the University and enforcement agencies.
  6. Serving as liaison between the University and minority organizations, women’s organizations, religious organizations, and community action groups concerned with employment opportunities of minorities and women.
  7. Ensuring that required compliance information is properly displayed.
  8. Ensuring that all University facilities are desegregated.
  9. Ensuring that minority and women employees are afforded a full opportunity to, and are encouraged to, participate in all University-sponsored educational, training, recreational, and social activities.

Compliance Training

TCU is committed to creating and maintaining a safe academic and professional environment in which we work, teach, and study. To remain in the forefront of best practices and to comply with federal mandates, TCU moved into Phase 2 of compliance training this summer.

Phase 1 launched September 2014 with a 99% completion rate-to date- of the following two courses:

  • Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence: Title IX, VAWA, and Clery Act for Faculty and Staff
  • Unlawful Harassment Prevention for Higher Education Faculty and Staff

TCU administration continues to fully support an ongoing campaign that all faculty/staff adhere to federal mandates specific to employment law and university policy. Phase 2 includes two new interactive training courses during the 2015-2016 academic year. A Spanish version is available for employees preferring that option and all supervisors are assigned a supplemental course. The new modules for Phase 2, delivered by Workplace Answers, are:

  • Code of Conduct for Higher Education
  • EEO Laws and Discrimination Prevention for Higher Education
  • EEO Laws and Discrimination Prevention for Higher Education – Supervisor Supplement

 

Feedback from Phase 1 requested that online training programs launch prior to the rush of fall semester activities. To accommodate this request, these two new training courses were made available on July 14th. All faculty/staff received an email communication from Workplace Answers, the vendor facilitating TCU’s compliance initiatives.

Should you have any questions, feel free to contact Human Resources at 817.257.7790 or askhr@tcu.edu (mailto:askhr@tcu.edu).

Notes to remember:

  • As new employees join our community, they will be informed to complete both Phase 1 and Phase 2 as described above.
  • Student employees must complete Phase 1 training programs. Phase 2 applies to faculty and staff only.
  • Timely reminders will be e-mailed to faculty, staff, and students until the training programs are completed.

http://hr.tcu.edu/title-ix-continued-education-campaign/  (English)

http://hr.tcu.edu/titulo-ix-campana-de-educacion-continuo/ (Spanish)

 

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External Links

Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program
http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/

Executive Order 11246
http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/statutes/eo11246.htm

History of Executive Order 11246
http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/about/50thAnniversaryHistory.html

OFCCP New Regulations Regarding Individuals with Disabilities Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, or Section 503
http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/section503.htm

OFCCP New Regulations Regarding Protected Veterans Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act, or VEVRAA
http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/vevraa.htm

Americans with Disabilities Act
http://www.ada.gov/

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
http://www.eeoc.gov/

Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.va.gov/

Department of Labor
http://www.dol.gov/

Department of Justice
http://www.justice.gov/

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