President's Statement on Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran's status to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote employees and applicants for employment in all job levels with regard to their qualifications and without consideration to the aforementioned categories. Exceptions to this policy will be made only as allowed by law for example, due to bona fide occupational qualifications or lack of reasonable accommodations for disabilities.

The University is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and affirmative action to identify qualified applicants from many backgrounds and to retaining a diverse workforce. All of us benefit from the opportunity to work in an environment that brings together people from diverse backgrounds and equal employment opportunity is essential to achieving diversity. The University prepares an annual Affirmative Action Plan aimed at developing and maintaining a broadly representative workforce. Through internal monitoring and reporting systems, the University assesses the effectiveness of its Affirmative Action Plan.

The University is committed to fostering a work environment free of discrimination where respect and civility is valued. To that end, the University condemns incidents of hate crimes, intimidation and bias. Harassment or acts of violence that are racially, ethnically, and/or otherwise motivated and which infringe on the rights and freedom of others will not be tolerated at the University's institutions or facilities.

The coordination of responsibilities for the implementation and monitoring of the Affirmative Action Plan has been assigned to Sheila K. Greenwood, Manager of EEO/AA and Diversity, Department of Human Resource Services, with the full support of the President, Deans and Vice Presidents. Although school and departmental Affirmative Action Coordinators have responsibility for implementing the Affirmative Action Plan, administrative officers involved in University employment actions are also expected to promote the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Jay A. Perman, M.D.
President