Office of Equal Opportunity
Affirmative Action Programs
Metropolitan State University of Denver Affirmative Action Program
As a federal contractor or subcontractor, Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) is required to meet basic affirmative action and equal employment opportunity regulations. Affirmative Action must be taken to recruit and advance qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities and covered veterans through outreach efforts, training programs, and other positive steps. The purpose of the Affirmative Action Program is to establish fair access to employment opportunities to create a workforce that is an accurate reflection of the demographics of the qualified available workforce in the relevant job market.
The laws that impact us include: Rehabilitation Act, of which Section 503 requires affirmative action for individuals with disabilities. The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), established in 1974, also mandates that those doing business with the government ensure their job openings reach qualified Vietnam era veterans returning home from the war and ensure there is no discrimination in the hiring process. In 2002, the Jobs for Veterans Act (JVA) amended the order to include special disabled and disabled veterans, veterans who have enlisted in the Armed Forces and those in the active reserves or National Guard.
Please review links below for the annual written Affirmative Action Plans for MSU Denver: