4.131 Human Resources
Date Adopted/Most Recent Revision: 02/09/2018

A. General

Midwestern State University has established an affirmative action plan to set forth the university’s commitment to equal opportunity in employment and education and to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations in these areas.

B. Commitment to Equal Opportunity

  1. Midwestern State University affirms its commitment to a policy that all of the people of Texas shall have an opportunity to participate in higher education including equal employment opportunity for all persons presently employed by or seeking employment with this university, and equal educational opportunities for all students or applicants for admission to the university and its educational programs. All personnel actions will be administered without regard to race, color, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), religion, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or national origin, or any other legally protected category, class, or characteristic.
  2. To ensure that equal opportunity in employment and in all personnel practices exists, Midwestern State University is fully committed to an affirmative action and recruitment plan. Comprehensive and intensive efforts will be made to recruit, employ, train, and promote the most qualified persons, including qualified women and minorities wherever and whenever these protected groups are underutilized, with respect to availability, in any job or position category.


C. Responsibility

Although the president has overall responsibility and authority for full implementation of these policies, the director of human resources is delegated the necessary authority and designated the equal employment opportunity coordinator with assigned duties of formulating Midwestern State University’s plan; devising to implement that plan; establishing goals and objectives for the plan; and, at least annually, surveying, auditing, and monitoring the plan and reporting any deficiencies or problems and the progress made to the president and concerned government officials.

D. Compliance

Compliance with the intent of the university's policy of equal employment opportunity and the letter of the affirmative action and recruitment plan for employment and retention of minorities will be a part of acceptable standards of performance for all personnel.

Authority: Texas Labor Code, Chapter 21