The Office of Equity and Inclusion works collaboratively with Human Resources to ensure equity and inclusion are central in the implementation of workforce strategies. The university’s commitment to creating an inclusive and diverse workforce is embedded in the following focus areas:
Institutionalizing equity in the search and hiring process through specially trained individuals serving on search committees. For more on this particular initiative, visit the Equity Champions page.
The CDO office will work with the AVP for Enrollment Management and coordinate joint recruiting for both employees and students at strategic events throughout the plan period.
Metropolitan State University sponsors the annual diversity in job networking job fair in November each year. This fair is open to students and alumni of the university. The university also participates annually in the state of Minnesota Veterans job fair. The university encourages all administrators, faculty, and staff to attend job community fairs to encourage members of the communities we serve to consider both educational and employment opportunities at our institution.
Metropolitan State University will conduct a quarterly analysis of the number of individuals with disabilities who have applied for positions and the number of individuals with disabilities hired.
The University encourages all administrators, faculty, and staff to build relationships with community organizations and community members. In addition, funding for administrative support and leadership to accomplish these goals is provided through the Provost's office, Dean of Students, Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship and the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion/AA office.
Metropolitan State University supports the employment of individuals with disabilities and will review vacant positions to determine if job tasks can be performed by supported employment workers. We will work with community organizations that provide employment services to individuals with disabilities to recruit for these positions.