|Approved by||Council, August 1994|
|Date Policy Took Effect||1 October 1994|
|Last Approved Revision||31 October 2007|
|Sponsor||Director of Human Resources|
|Responsible Officer||Head of Organisational Development|
|Review Date||31 October 2013|
To affirm the University’s commitment to the principle of Affirmative Action in the advertising, selection, appointment and promotion processes for academic and general staff.
This policy applies University-wide.
The University of Otago, in line with its policy on Equal Employment Opportunities and Equal Educational Opportunities Policy, is committed to the principle of Affirmative Action in the advertising, selection, appointment and promotion processes for academic and general staff.
Affirmative Action is defined as recognising membership of an under-represented group as a factor to be taken into account in addition to competence and merit; i.e. all other things being equal, membership of an under-represented group will be taken into consideration.
Affirmative Action aims to redress any identified imbalance of representation from under-represented groups that may be found and to break down barriers to equality of opportunity in employment and education.