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The Diversity and Access Office ensures university-wide compliance with federal, state and local regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and equal opportunity, including Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. The office works collaboratively with managers and human resources staff to cultivate and promote a respectful and inclusive work environment, and provides technical assistance, consultation and resources to individuals and departments within the Stanford community.

The director of the Diversity and Access Office assists Stanford in developing the annual Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) as required by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and VEVRAA. The AAP describes policies, practices and procedures that Stanford implements to ensure equal employment opportunity. Stanford employees and applicants can contact Rosa Gonzalez, director of the Diversity and Access Office, to review the AAP.

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