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UPMC Statement of Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

It is the policy of UPMC to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) according to job qualifications without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, genetics, sexual orientation, or marital, familial, or disability status or status as a covered veteran or any other legally protected group status. The UPMC is committed to affirmative action (AA) and to taking positive steps to eliminate barriers that may exist in EEO and in employment practices. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to: recruiting, promotion, demotion, transfer, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, training, and education.

Staff members and others working for UPMC at all levels are expected to implement and abide by the UPMC policy of nondiscrimination in services and employment opportunity. All staff members are expected to make every reasonable effort to carry out their responsibilities to assure that equal employment opportunity is available to all. It is further expected that all staff members will demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for a culturally diverse workforce and demonstrate commitment to UPMC’s equal opportunity and affirmative action objectives.

The chief human resource officer of UPMC and the senior Human Resources administrator of each UPMC business unit have the ultimate responsibility to establish the spirit of the AA Plan. The Human Resources departments, in conjunction with the HR Compliance office, are responsible for the detailed implementation, reporting, and review of the specific recommendations expressed in the AA Plan. The Human Resources administrators are assigned the overall responsibility for effective administration of this policy throughout UPMC.

UPMC will not retaliate against any person because he or she reports an unlawful practice under state or federal law. Nor will UPMC retaliate against any individual who has filed charges, testified, assisted or participated in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or lawsuit against the organization according to those state and federal laws.

The importance of fulfilling this policy can not be overemphasized. Any violation of this policy by a staff member of UPMC may result in corrective action, including, when appropriate, discharge.

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Policy prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, genetics, sexual orientation, or marital, familial, or disability status or status as a covered veteran or any other legally protected status. Further, UPMC will continue to support and promote equal employment opportunity, human dignity, and racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity. This policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in UPMC programs and activities. This commitment is made by UPMC in accordance with federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations.

Updated April 2010

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UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. UPMC policy prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, genetics, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected group status. Further, UPMC will continue to support and promote equal employment opportunity, human dignity, and racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity. This policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in UPMC programs and activities. This commitment is made by UPMC in accordance with federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations.

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