SAAO EEO Services SAAO provides the following services to both Campus and Health System departments/offices: Consultation on EEO/AA-Related Matters Referral Assistance EEO/AA/Diversity Training Complaint Investigations (Discrimination/Harassment/Retaliation) Affirmative Action Plan
Who can file a complaint with the SAAO? Staff Employees Groups of Staff Employees Former Staff Employees Applicants Temporary Agency Employees Visitors Contractor Employees Vendor Employees Anonymous Third Party (not directly involved) Individuals who want to file a sexual harassment complaint against a staff employee* *Except for Health System and NPI&H Employees
Discrimination/Harassment is prohibited on the basis of… Race Color National origin Religion Sex Gender identity Pregnancy Physical or mental disability Medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics) Ancestry Marital status Age (40+) Sexual orientation Citizenship Veteran Status
Types of Complaints Internal/Informal External/Agency Sexual Harassment
Complaint Process Internal/Informal Employee files directly with SAAO Employee has been referred by a UCLA department Grievance or SAAO Complaint? Early Resolution or Investigation?
Complaint Process External/Agency Dual Filing (Agency Process) Mediation (EEOC process) Investigation/Position Statement On-site Review Finding/No Fault Settlement No Finding/Right-to-Sue Lawsuit filed while agency case still pending Case Management
How can YOU help us? Notify us immediately when you receive an agency EEO charge Do not respond to agency complaints, requests for information, or speak with agency personnel; refer them to our office Provide access to employees and requested information during complaint investigations Tell us of pending disciplinary actions, grievances, or other actions Help us preserve the privacy of our employees Helps us preserve the confidentiality of documents and records to the extent permitted or required by law or university policy Let us know when you are referring a potential complainant to our office
How can WE help you? Use us as a resource for issues involving employment discrimination and harassment Invite us to your staff meetings to talk about our services Let us provide EEO training for your managers and supervisors