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Unit Equity Officers

Unit equity officers are senior level faculty or administrators who regularly interact with other senior leadership within their division or department. The officers are leaders within their college or department who are or have access to the primary decision-makers and hiring officials and who influence the hiring and recruitment processes. Officers also communicate with hiring officials and search committee members regarding process requirements from an equal opportunity perspective and review and approve interim reports and hiring proposals in PeopleAdmin. Officers are expected to provide hiring officials and search committees with information, tools and document reviews to promote equal opportunity within the hiring process.

Annual Progress Reports

The development and implementation of NC State’s Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (also referred to as the Affirmative Action Plan) is vital to the strategic advancement of diversity and inclusion at NC State. Beyond the legal obligation to develop an EEO Plan that includes workforce analysis, availability data and placement goals for women and minorities, an annual review of university hiring practices and processes is widely regarded as a best practice to ensure the recruitment and selection of diverse qualified individuals.

It is the responsibility of the unit equity officer to develop and implement a Unit EEO Action Plan for the college, division or department to which they are assigned. These plans must be vetted through senior leadership within the college, division or department and reviewed and approved by the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity. All plans are due annually by June 1.

Online Affirmative Action Status Report Form

Designated personnel from each NC State college and division are assigned to submit the Affirmative Action Status Report Form on an annual basis to report on their unit’s action plan progress for the preceding year.