Revised June 2010
The purpose of this document is to set forth Buffalo State’s continuing commitment to non-discrimination and affirmative action policy regarding veterans. The Affirmative Action Plan for qualified veterans is reviewed and updated annually by the Equity and Campus Diversity Office in conjunction with the College Affirmative Action Plan.
B. Reaffirmation of Policy
The State University College at Buffalo will make every effort to assist employees identified as Veterans with disabilities, recently separated veterans, veterans who were awarded the Armed Forces service medal pursuant to Executive Order 12985, and other protected veterans to reach their full employment potential. (Policy Number: VI: 01:01 May 1986) (Revised March 2004; revised June 2010).
In accordance with applicable federal laws* and with Buffalo State’s own policies and programs of equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination, the college reaffirms its policies, responsibilities and commitments to veterans. The college will not discriminate because of status as a veteran with a disability, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or veteran who was awarded the Armed Services medal and shall take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment of such veterans at all levels of employment, including executive level of employment. The college will recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles and ensure that all other personnel actions are administered without regard to such veterans and will ensure that all employment decisions are based solely on valid job requirements.
(*Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Act of 1974 (VEVRAA) as amended by the Jobs for Veterans Act (JVA) of 2002, effective September 2007).
JVA eliminated the category of Vietnam Era Veterans under VEVRAA.
The Chief Diversity Officer is given the responsibility for implementation of the college’s affirmative action activities for eligible veterans. Persons, who believe that they have been discriminated against in application or employment because of their status as a veteran, are able to file a complaint in the office of Equity and Campus Diversity. The college will follow the SUNY Grievance Policies for the Review of Allegations of Discrimination to resolve complaints of unlawful discrimination based on veteran status.
Administrative and supervisory level employees have the responsibility to ensure that all necessary actions are taken to achieve equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for persons with veteran status.
A. Review of personnel processes
All personnel processes involving veterans shall follow the policies and procedures established for all employees of the college. Only that portion of the applicant’s military record relevant to the requirements of the position will be reviewed in employment evaluations.
All persons involved in the recruitment, screening, selection, promotion, disciplinary and related processes are trained in the college’s affirmative action program. All search and selection committee chair persons are provided a copy of the Guide to Administrative Faculty and Staff Searches which contains information on the administration of affirmative action searches and contacts for increasing the poor of eligible veterans.
C. Physical and mental qualifications and
D. Reasonable Accommodations to Physical and Mental Impairment.
All physical and mental qualification for positions will be job-related and are consistent with business necessity. The college will make reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified veteran unless it can be shown that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of the college.
Equity and Campus Diversity
Cleveland Hall 415
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, New York, 14222
Phone - (716) 878-6210 Fax – (716) 878-6234
Updated October 2012
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