ResponsibilitiesPage address: http://www.mnsu.edu/affact/responsibilities.html
Investigating complaints of discrimination, harassment and/or sexual violence
The Office of Affirmative Action is responsible for providing services to faculty, staff, and students who believe they have been harassed or discriminated against because they are a member of a protected class. We are responsible for investigating allegations of discrimination, harassment, sexual violence and/or Title IX sex discrimination. The policies and procedural guidance in which these allegations are investigated are MnSCU’s 1B.1 Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Policy and 1B.1.1 Procedure; 1B.3 Sexual Violence Policy and 1B.3.1 Procedure. The Office also provides assistance to Minnesota State Mankato administrators in their role as decisionmakers and communicators of the results of internal investigations.
- MnSCU Policy: 1B.1 Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination in Employment and Education
- MnSCU Procedure: 1B.1.1 Report/Complaint of Discrimination/Harassment Investigation and Resolution
- MSU Form: 1B.1 Complaint Form
- MnSCU Policy: 1B.3 Sexual Violence Policy
- MnSCU Procedure: 1B.3.1 Sexual Violence Procedure
- Federal Law: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
- 1B.1 Process Flow Chart
- 1B.3 Process Flow Chart
Monitoring the recruitment and employment process
The Affirmative Action Office is responsible for monitoring the recruitment and employment process for faculty, administrative staff, adjunct faculty and graduate assistants to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations, as well as compliance with the Minnesota State University, Mankato mission and strategic plan regarding diversity and affirmative action.
MSU Handbook for Managing Searches for Faculty, Administrative Staff, Adjunct, and Graduate Assistants. This link contains useful information on the processes for conducting searches, compliance with state and federal laws, and MSU standard forms.
- Search Process Checklist - a step-by-step summary of the search process.
- MnSCU Policy: 1B.2 Affirmative Action in Employment
- Search Process - Frequently Asked Questions
Development and Monitoring of the Affirmative Action Plan
The Affirmative Action Office is responsible for developing and monitoring the University's Affirmative Action Plan to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations, as well as compliance with the Minnesota State University, Mankato mission and strategic plan regarding diversity and affirmative action.