Invitation to Self-Identify as an Individual with a Disability, a Special Disabled Veteran, a Veteran of the Vietnam Era, or an Other Veteran
Fill out and submit this online form, or print and mail to:
University of Colorado Denver Human Resources
P.O. Box 173364, Campus Box A005/CB130, Denver, CO 80217-3364
or email questions to: Human.Resources@UCDenver.edu
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The University of Colorado Denver and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has an Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) that is applicable to minorities generally, and to certain classes of persons specifically.
Please review the definitions and information below and notify the university if you wish to self-identify as an "individual with a disability", a special disabled veteran", a "veteran of the Vietnam era", or an "other veteran".
If you have previously self-identified as a veteran but did not use this form, we would appreciate updating your records by preparing and submitting this invitation to Self-Identify.
The University of Colorado Denver is a Government contractor subject to the following federal statutes:
- The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, which requires Government contractors to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified special disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era and other protected veterans.
- Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, which requires Government contractors to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.
In conformance with these statutes, and as part of it’s overall AAP, the university has promulgated and maintains affirmative action programs for individuals with disabilities, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era, and other protected veterans as defined in section II below.
The university also has annual reporting responsibilities to the U.S. Department of Labor regarding the hiring of newly separated veterans, also defined in section II below.
An "individual with a disability” is someone who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; has a record of such impairment; or is regarded as having such impairment.
The term "special disabled veteran" refers to a veteran who is entitled to compensation (or who, but for the receipt of military retired pay, would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs for a disability rated at 30 percent or more, or rated at 10 or 20 percent in the case of a veteran who has been determined by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to have a serious employment handicap. The term also refers to a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.
The term "veteran of the Vietnam era" refers to a person who served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days, and was discharged or released there from with other than a dishonorable discharge, if any part of such active duty occurred in the Republic of Vietnam between February 28, 1961, and May 7, 1975 or between August 5, 1964, and May 7, 1975, in all other cases. The term also refers to a person who was discharged or released from active duty for a service-connected disability if any part of such active duty was performed in the Republic of Vietnam between February 28, 1961, and May 7, 1975, or between August 5, 1964, and May 7, 1975, in all other cases.
The term "other protected veteran" refers to a person who served on active duty during a war or in a campagin or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized.
The term "newly separated veteran" means any veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during the three-year period beginning on the date of veteran's discharge or release from active duty.
The university AAP includes a program that prohibits discrimination because of a person's status as "an individual with a disability", a "special disabled veteran", "a veteran of the Vietnam era", or an "other protected veteran", and provides for taking affirmative action to employ such persons and to advance in employment.
The program contains an equal opportunity policy statement that is posted at several places on both university campuses. The program also contains provisions for; the periodic review of personnel processes, the periodic review of physical and mental job qualifications standards, the providing of reasonable accommodations when appropriate, internal and external dissemination of affirmative action policies, an audit and reporting system, training, and the assignment of responsibility for implementation of the program.
Your submission of the information referenced above is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment.
Any information that you submit regarding a disability will be kept confidential, except that:
- Supervisors and managers may be informed regarding restrictions on work or duties of individuals with disabilities and regarding necessary accommodations
- First aid and safety personnel may be informed, when and to the extent appropriate, if a condition might require emergency treatment; and
- Government officials engaged in enforcing laws administered by the U.S. Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs or the Americans with Disabilities Act, may be informed.
The information provided will be used only in ways that are not inconsistent with the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, or with section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act.
The university AAP, including the program for veterans and for individuals with disabilities, is available for review Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Office of Diversity on the 9th Avenue campus, and in the Human Resources Department. For directions or additional information, call either (303) 315-8558 or (303) 315-2700.
If you are a "veteran of the Vietnam era", a "special disabled veteran", an "other protected veteran" or an "individual with a disablity" as defined above, and would like to be included under the university's APP, please tell us. You may inform us of your desire to benefit under the AAP at this time and/or at any time in the future.
If you are identifying as a “special disabled veteran” or an “individual with a disability”, we would appreciate an opportunity to discuss any reasonable accommodations that you feel are needed to enable you to perform the job properly and safely, or that may qualify you for any other currently available position.