Embracing Diversity, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and Affirmative Action (AA) are three components of UC Berkeley's work toward creating Equity in the Workplace for its employees. Equity in the Workplace is characterized by:

  • A diverse productive workforce
  • A more equitable and accessible work environment
  • An inclusive environment where all employees are valued
  • A work environment free from discrimination
  • A level playing field for employee success

What Are Diversity, Equal Employment Opportunity, and Affirmative Action?

Laws and Policies

  • Executive Order 11246 (signed 1965), as amended (1967), forbids employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin by federal contractors and subcontractors and requires them to develop affirmative action plans and to take positive steps to eliminate employment bias.

Academic Affirmative Action Plan

The UC Berkeley Academic Affirmative Action Plan serves as a working document that outlines UC Berkeley's policies, responsibilities, priorities and programs for ensuring equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

As an employer that receives federal contract and grants funds, the University of California must maintain an affirmative action plan. The plan is evaluated, monitored, and updated annually.