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.
COVID-19 Guidance from OEO
As Colorado State University navigates the challenges and opportunities presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the following is guidance for searches and hiring at the present time and moving forward.
Units may continue to conduct all interviews, semifinalists, and finalists, via video. If a unit has a physical presence on one of the campuses and all members of the unit and stakeholders participating in interviews will be physically available on campus, the unit may conduct in-person interviews of finalists. It may be that a finalist may not wish to travel and/or interview in person. At this time, OEO will approve a mix of in-person and virtual interviews for finalists in a search. Though a mix of in-person and video interviews does not provide the consistency OEO seeks in searches, it is important for CSU to remain competitive in the current labor market as we seek to hire the best talent, thus, flexibility will be afforded.
As Colorado State University now requires vaccinations against COVID-19, the following language may be added to job postings to notify potential applicants: Beginning Monday, August 16, 2021, Colorado State University has mandated vaccinations against COVID-19. Faculty and staff are required to submit their vaccine status or declare an exemption. More information about the vaccination mandate can be found on the CSU COVID-19 Information & Resources site here. This information is provided to potential applicants when they visit the CSU jobs website.
Do not hesitate to contact the Office of Equal Opportunity for faculty and administrative professional searches at firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 491-5836 and the Employment Team in Human Resources for state classified searches at (970) 491-MyHR(6947) with any questions you may have.
If you have any questions, please reach out to OEO at email@example.com.