Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in Employment

UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and national origin. Moreover, the University takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Prevention of Harassment

Harassment Complaint Resolution Procedures

It is the responsibility of every manager and supervisor to ensure a workplace free of discrimination and harassment.

Grievance Policy & Procedures Administration for SHRA

UNC Pembroke encourages direct communication between employees and supervisors in an attempt to address grievances in the spirit of cooperation and compromise. The Office of Human Resources - Employee Relations administers the Grievance Policy to ensure a prompt, orderly, and fair response to an employee's grievance or complaint. Employee Relations works to assure that employees have access to grievance procedures to address grievable issues rapidly and fairly, without fear of retaliation. For assistance or advice, please contact Employee Relations at Ext. 6587.

View SHRA Grievance Policy 

SHRA Grievance Forms - Step 1

SHRA Grievance Forms - Step 2

Procedure to file a complaint for EHRA Employees

If you feel you have experienced discrimination or harassment, you may:

Procedure for filing a complaint of an alleged violation of the Unlawful Workplace Harassment Policy for EHRA Employees

Submit a written complaint  to the immediate supervisor and/or the UNC Pembroke Office of Human Resources within 30 calendar days of the alleged harassing action. The Office of Human resources will respond with appropriate remedial action within 60 calendar days from receipt of written complaint unless the 60 calendar day period has been waived and the complainant has acknowledged such waiver in writing.

OHR will provide a written response to the complainant when a determination of action, if any, will result from the complainant’s written complaint.

Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Training

Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Training is required for all UNCP employees and multiple opportunities are provided annually.


EEODF Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Fundamentals (EEODF) for Managers

Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Fundamentals (EEODF) course is a one day workshop that addresses EEO law compliance and issues of workplace diversity in State government. The training focuses on developing awareness and building skills that can be used on the job and helps managers and supervisors understand important employment discrimination laws and how they impact day-to-day managerial decisions. The training is required for all North Carolina State government managers and supervisors who have been hired, promoted, or appointed since July 1, 1991. UNCP offers the workshop twice annually (see the university Professional Development Catalog for dates) or contact Sheila Hardee, Human Resources Consultant at ext. 6587.