Effective July 1, 2023, the search process functionality of OEO will be centralized within Human Resources. As part of the transition, team members responsible for the search process will now report directly to Human Resources within the Talent Acquisition unit. This change aims to enhance our operations and ensure a streamlined search process for all involved. Importantly, this transition will have no negative impact on campus operations.

We understand the importance of effective communication, and we will be providing you with further updates and information in the near future. If you have any questions or require assistance during this transition, please feel free to reach out to us at hr_ta@colostate.edu or oeo@colostate.edu.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we work towards enhancing our processes.

Welcome to the Office of Equal Opportunity at Colorado State University

The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) supports Colorado State University’s commitment to promote human and intellectual diversity by fostering an inclusive environment for all members of the University community. OEO ensures the University’s obligations of equal access and equal opportunity in education and employment for all faculty, staff and students through the application and implementation of policies, procedures and practices that are equitable, transparent and understood by members of the University community.

Equal Pay for Equal Work Act 

Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (EPEWA), which went into effect on January 1, 2021, amends existing Colorado law and provides new wage discrimination protections to prevent pay disparities.

The intent of the legislation is to close the pay gap in Colorado and ensure that employees with similar job duties are paid the same wage rate regardless of sex or sex in combination with another protected identity status. Sex includes gender identity. The law also strives to bring transparency to promotional decisions made at the university, requiring CSU to announce all promotional opportunities before a final decision is made.

Please click here to view additional details regarding this new act and changes to the Talent Management System and processes.