Office of Compliance and Equity Management

Resources

UNI Resources

Resources for Supervisors

Disability Resources

Enforcement Agencies

Hiring Tips and Resources

Other Resources

UNI Resources

Academic Departments and Colleagues This link provides you with descriptions of each of the Colleges found at UNI. It also provides access to links for each department found throughout the Colleges.
Accessibility (Web) This webpage provides information about how websites can be made accessible for all of society. If you have any questions, please contact Carolyn Dorr in University Relations.
Center for Multicultural Education The Center for Multicultural Education, "Fosters success in racial and ethnic minority students, contributes to cultural competence of all students, and promotes and appreciation of diversity in the University."
Counseling Center "The UNI Counseling Center promotes the personal development and psychological well-being of all students and encourages a college environment that is conducive to growth and learning."
Disability Etiquette This page provides you with tips and reminders regarding interactions with those who are disabled.
Diversity Matters The Diversity Matters page provides updates regarding diversity related events occurring across campus. Diversity Matters also provides diversity related resources both on campus and in the State of Iowa.
Employee Assistance Program The Employee Assistance Program is a service that offers initial assessment and short-term counseling for employees and their immediate family members. EAP can address personal problems that may be affecting relationships, health, and work performance.
Faculty and Staff Disability Services The FSDS is committed to ensuring that faculty, staff, prospective employees, and visitors with disabilities have the best experience possible while at UNI.
Human Resource Services "Human Resource Services is responsible for organizing, directing, and evaluating programs related to recruitment, development, retention, and retirement of employees while complying with applicable governmental regulations."
Policies and Procedures This page provides information on legal, public safety, student, and staff and faculty policies and procedures.
Student Disability Services Student Disability Services provides specialized services to enhance the overall academic, career, and personal development of each student with a disability.

Resources for Supervisors

ADA Basic Building Blocks "ADA Basic Building Blocks is an introductory web course on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) that is designed to help increase your knowledge and understanding of the basic principles and core concepts of the ADA and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA.)"
Addressing Sexual Harassment - Guidelines from the U.S. Dept. of Education This resource provides you with a checklist to be used when addressing and preventing harassment.
Dealing with Difficult Employees This source helps to explain why some employees are difficult as well as steps one can take to handle that difficult employee.

Disability Resources

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ADA.gov provides technical assistance and information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. It also provides links to resources such as the Department of labor, the EEOC, and the DOT. Guidelines about Disability Rights laws, regulations and standards of the ADA, and articles regarding cases related to ADA regulations can all be found here.
DBTAC - Great Plains ADA Center - resources, webcasts, training, and more The Great Plains ADA center provides information, training, and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related disability laws. The Great Plains ADA Center is part of the ADA National Network.
Disability.gov Disability.gov is the federal government website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide, linking to more than 14,000 federal, state, and local resources.
EEOC - Reasonable Accommodation and Undue Hardship under the ADA This document discusses types of reasonable accommodations related to job performance such as job restructuring, leave, reassignment, among others.
EEOC - The LEAD Initiative (Leadership for the Employment of Americans with Disabilities) "The LEAD (Leadership for the Employment of Americans with Disabilities) is the EEOC's initiative to address the declining number of employees with targeted disabilities in the federal workforce." Their goal is to increase the number of individuals with disabilities employed by the federal government.
Job Accommodation Network The Job Accommodation Network provides confidential and free guidance and consultation regarding disability employment issues.
National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities "The NACDD serves as the National Voice of State and Territorial Councils on Developmental Disabilities. We support Councils in implementing the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, promoting the interest and rights of people with developmental disabilities and their families."
National Federation of the Blind The national Federation of the Blind is the largest membership of blind people in the United states. "The NFB improves blind people's lives through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence."
Updated Publications on Employment Rights of People with Specific Disabilities The EEOC has released four revised publications on protection against disability discrimination in the work place.
U.S. Department of Justice--Customers with Disabilities Mean Business This article provides information and statistics regarding facts about Americans with Disabilities and their influence on businesses.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines "WCAG covers a wide range of recommendations for making content on the web more accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and combinations of these."
Wheelchair Information Chairdex provides information on types of wheelchairs and their accessories, wheelchair designs, and the history of wheelchairs.

Enforcement Agencies

Iowa Civil Rights Commission The Iowa Civil Rights Commission works to end discrimination within Iowa by enforcing the Iowa Civil Rights Act. They work to, "prohibit discrimination in employment, public accommodations, housing, education, and credit by investigating and litigating civil rights complaints."
Office for Civil Rights--U.S. Department of Education The Office for Civil Rights ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights. They work to resolve complaints of discrimination and promote solutions to civil rights problems.
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs The purpose of the OFCCP is to enforce the promise of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services oversee immigration to the United States and work to promote an awareness and understanding of the meaning of "citizenship".
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights The U.S. Commission on Civil rights works to "inform the development of national civil rights policy and enhance enforcement of federal civil rights laws."
U.S. Department of Justice--Civil Rights Division The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice works to uphold the civil and constitutional right of all. They enforce statutes prohibiting discrimination based on race, sex, religion, color, familial status, disability, or national origin.
U.S. Department of Labor The U.S. Department of Labor site provides resources regarding topics such as Equal Employment Opportunity, health plans and benefits, Veterans employment, and workplace safety among other topics.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission "The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information."
Dear Colleague Letters Dear Colleague Letters are issued by the federal Office for Civil Rights and provide continued guidance on issues related to our students. 

Other Resources

American Council on Education The American Council on Education (ACE) is one of the most influential higher education associations. ACE represents over 1,800 member institutions and works to improve access so students may succeed.
Association of American Colleges and Universities "AAC&U works to reinforce the commitment to liberal education at both the national and local level and to help individual colleges and universities keep the quality of student learning at the core of their work as they evolve to meet new economic and social challenges."
Board of Regents, State of Iowa The Iowa Board of Regents govern five public educational institutions in the state. They work to maintain educational quality, public service activities, and accessibility for Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa, and the University of Iowa along with two special preschool/K-12th grade schools in Iowa.
Campus Legal Information Clearinghouse (The Catholic University of America) The Campus Legal Information Clearinghouse is a collaboration between ACE and The Catholic University of America. This site provides information regarding ADA compliance, harassment, student life issues, campus security and other related issues.
Legal Information Institute (Cornell Law School) The Legal Information Institute works to, "ensure that the law remains free and open to everyone" and currently serves over 18 million visitors yearly. They work to create systems that allow users to more easily understand a variety of laws.

 Hiring Tips and Resources

Advertising Locations and Resources This page provides different advertising locations/resources that provide job postings for people with a variety of different demographics.
Screening Applications and Interview Selection Process This page provides tips on narrowing the applicant pool.