New Resource Materials from the EO Office
The following materials offer helpful information for search committee members, individuals and offices responsible for university publications, and Western students, faculty and staff more broadly.
Designed for search committees to share with semi-finalists or finalists for faculty and staff positions, Selected Resources for Western Washington University Employees highlights some of Western’s resources for diverse employees, including people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBT people.
State and Federal laws prohibit pre-employment inquiries regarding certain aspects of job applicants’ identities. The EO Office and Human Resources recently updated their Pre-Employment Inquiry Guide, describing the kinds of questions that may not be asked about job applicants, including during interviews and reference checks.
Guidelines for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statements in University Publications provide the many campus offices and departments that issue publications with guidance to comply with federal laws requiring notices of non-discrimination in publications made available to students, applicants, employees, program participants and the public.
The Registrar’s Office, Western Card Office and EO Office worked together to implement a Temporary Procedure for First Name Changes on Western ID Cards. Western is implementing this temporary procedure until a permanent process is in place for indicating a preferred first name for use more broadly in university systems.
A webpage regarding Title IX, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault, as well as posters and flyers distributed around campus, inform students and employees of their Title IX rights and reporting options. Contact the EO Office if you would like posters or flyers for your office or residence hall.