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VETS 100 Survey for all Faculty and Staff

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Dear UTHSC Faculty and Staff:

The University of Tennessee is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. In addition, as a Federal contractor, the University is subject to the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Calling all employees – we want to know more about you! You are invited to provide the information to aid us in taking and evaluating affirmative measures that will assist UTHSC in complying with reporting requirements under Federal law addressing the VETS 100 and VETS 100A reports.  UTHSC’s reporting requirements under Federal law occur annually; therefore, the Office of Equity Diversity invites you to participate in this process each year. Even if you have completed this information in the past, please do so again in order to participate during this reporting year. Provision of the information is voluntary.

The VETS-100 Report calls for Federal contractors and subcontractors to report the number of employees and the number of new hires during the reporting period who are:

(1) Special disabled veterans;

(2) Veterans of the Vietnam era;

(3) Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. military during a war on in campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized; and

(4) Recently separated veterans (veterans within one year from discharge or release from active duty).

Federal contractors and subcontractors completing the VETS-100A Report are to provide information on the number of employees and new hires during the reporting period who are:

(1) Disabled veterans;

(2) Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. military during a war or campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge is awarded;

(3) Veterans who, while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985; and

(4) Recently separated veterans (veterans within 36 months from discharge or release from active duty).

Information about veteran status and disability is kept confidential, except that 1) supervisors and managers may be informed with regard to restrictions on the work or duties of persons with disabilities and any necessary accommodations, and 2) first aid personnel may be informed when, and to the extent appropriate, the condition might require emergency treatment. You will not be subject to adverse treatment if you choose not to provide this information.

Please click on or copy and paste the following link into your web browser to access this survey (UT Net ID and password is required to login):  www.uthsc.edu/aaii. We will also be set up in the Madison Plaza Lobby each Wednesday during the month of June, beginning today, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. All employees are invited to stop by and complete the survey. Participants who complete the survey in person will receive a small token of appreciation and all participants will have their name entered into a drawing to win a gift card.

If you choose to participate, please do so by 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, June 30, 2014.  In the event there are employees in your department/area who do not utilize their UTHSC email address often, please encourage them to check their email to participate in this survey.

You may contact our office at 448-2112 if you have questions or need additional information.

Or visit the United States Department of Labor website:  https://www.dol.gov/vets/vets-100.html.

Thank you in advance for your assistance. This information will undoubtedly help us serve our campus better.

The Office of Equity and Diversity

910 Madison Avenue, Suite 826

Memphis, TN 38163

901-448-2112 (office)

901-448-1120 (fax)

www.uthsc.edu/oed  (web)