Self-Identification of Disability and Veteran Status
To: Penn Faculty
Policy of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Nondiscrimination
incorporates the intent of several federal and state laws governing
non-discrimination in the employment and the promotion of qualified
persons with disabilities and covered veterans which includes special
disabled veterans, Vietnam era veterans, newly separated veterans,
and other protected veterans.
Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs (OAA/EOP)
coordinates and oversees the University Affirmative Action Program
for Faculty and Staff with Disabilities and Covered Veterans, which
includes a voluntary self-identification process.
In accordance with federal
law, we invite employees to identify their disability or veteran
status to the OAA/EOP website at www.upenn.edu/affirm-action/Volid.html.
Current employees may identify now or at any time during their employment
of covered veteran status is strictly voluntary. Identification
of disability is strictly voluntary, except where the employee seeks
reasonable accommodation for the disability. Reasonable accommodation(s)
are provided on an individual basis.
want you to know also that you will not be subjected to adverse
treatment should you decide not to complete this self-identification
voluntary self-identification process provides employees an opportunity
to identify their disability and/or covered veteran status in order
to participate or take advantage of the coverage provided by federal
law under Penn's affirmative action programs for persons with
disabilities and covered veterans.
For more information
about the OAA/EOP or the University Affirmative Action Program for
Persons with Disabilities and Covered Veterans, please contact the
Associate Director, Pat Miller at (215) 898-6993 (voice) (215) 898-7803
(TDD) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Jeanne Arnold,
Executive Director Office
of Affirmative Action
Individual With A Disability
A person who (1) has a physical
or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more
major life activities; (2) has a record of such impairment;
or (3) is regarded as having such an impairment.
Persons also included within
the definition of individuals with disabilities are those
(1) Have successfully completed
a supervised drug rehabilitation program and are no longer
engaging in the illegal use of drugs, or have otherwise
been rehabilitated successfully and are no longer engaging
in such use;
(2) Are participating in a
supervised rehabilitation program and are no longer engaging
in such use; or
(3) Are erroneously regarded
as engaging in such use, but are not engaging in such use.
Special Disabled Veteran
A person who (1) is entitled
to disability veteran compensation under laws administered
by the Veterans Administration for a disability rated at
30 percent or more or rated 10-20 percent in the case of
a veteran who has been determined under Section 38 U.S.C.
3106; or (2) was discharged or released from active duty
because of a service-connected disability.
Vietnam Era Veteran
A veteran who is honorably
discharged and served more than 180 days of active duty
between August 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975; or (2) was discharged
or released from active duty because of a service-connected
disability between August 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975.
Newly Separated Veteran
A veteran who served on active
duty in the U.S. Military during the one year period beginning
on the date of such discharge or release from active duty.
Other Protected Veteran
A veteran who served on active
duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which
a campaign badge has been authorized.
Almanac, Vol. 50, No. 9,
October 21, 2003