Chancellor's Statement

The University of Nebraska at Kearney is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to the compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis on age, race, color, gender, national origin, religion, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation and other protected classifications.  This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations.

As a government contractor, the University of Nebraska at Kearney is also committed to taking affirmative action to hire and advance minorities and women as well as qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.  We also invite employees who are disabled or qualified protected veterans who wish to be included under our Affirmative Action Program to self-identify as such with the EEO Administrator.  This self-identification is strictly voluntary and confidential and will not result in discriminatory consequences.

Employees of, and applicants to, the University of Nebraska at Kearney will not be subject to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination because they have engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisting in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights related to any Federal, State or local law regarding EEO for qualified individuals with disabilities or qualified protected veterans.

As Chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Kearney, I am committed to the principles of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity.  As such, I have selected Mary Chinnock Petroski as EEO Administrator to ensure equal employment opportunity and affirmative action policies and procedures are disseminated and implemented on our campus. The EEO Administrator will also establish and maintain an internal audit and reporting system to allow for effective measurement and evaluation of the University’s compliance.

To further advance our commitment, the University of Nebraska at Kearney has developed a written Affirmative Action Program which sets forth the policies, practices and procedures to which the University is committed in order to ensure that its policy of non-discrimination and affirmative action is accomplished.  This Affirmative Action Program is available for inspection by any employee or applicant for employment upon request to the Human Resources Office, (308)-865-8655 or  Questions should be directed to me, your supervisor or EEO Administrator, Mary Chinnock Petroski. 

Last Update: 06/23/15