Unit Equity Officers

Unit Equity Officers (UEOs) are senior level faculty or administrators who regularly interact with other senior leadership within their division or department.  UEOs are leaders within their college or department who are or have access to the primary decision-makers, hiring officials, and influence the hiring and recruitment processes. UEOs also provide first-line communication to hiring officials and search committee members on the technical process requirements from an equal opportunity perspective, and review and approve the interim reports and hiring proposals in PeopleAdmin.

Annually, the university hires over 1,000 individuals on average (not including temporary or post-doc appointments).  UEOs are expected to provide hiring officials and search committees with information, tools, and document review to promote the achievement of the equal opportunity within the hiring process.  The development and implementation of the university’s Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (also referred to as an 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 including 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 UEO to develop and implement a Unit EEO Action Plan for the college, division, or department to which you are assigned.  These plans must be vetted through senior leadership within your college, division, or department, and reviewed and approved by OIED.  All plans are due to Equal Opportunity & Equity section of OIED by June 1.