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All members of the university community may raise concerns of discrimination, harassment, and bullying with the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access. Individuals who feel they are being treated unfairly because of a protected status or in retaliation for engaging in a protected activity, or individuals who believe they are subjected to behavior that rises to the level of bullying should feel free to come to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access to talk through the situation and may do so without entering into the complaint process.
Classified Employees are encouraged to consult with their union steward immediately if they plan to bring a complaint to EOA as consulting with EOA may impact deadlines or classified employee rights under the collective bargaining agreement between the State of Oregon and OPEU.
The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access provides several options for responding to such complaints:
Informal: The process of gathering information either to help establish a suspicion of discrimination or retaliation or to attempt to resolve a disagreement without following a formal complaint process.
Formal: The process of investigating a case of alleged discrimination or retaliation and making a determination as to whether or not either has occurred and, where appropriate, providing a resolution to the complaint.
Filing a complaint of discrimination and harassment with the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access does not preclude you from filing with other federal or state agencies.
Non-retaliation: An individual may file a complaint alleging retaliation in accordance with university policy.
These options are available to all members of the university community; however some of the specific policies and procedures may vary based on your relationship to the university. For a detailed description of these options, please follow the relevant links below:
FORMAL COMPLAINT PROCEDURES:
Applicable Board Rules are found in Chapter 580 of OSU Policies.
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