Policy Statement

Montana State University Billings

Montana State University Billings is committed to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons.  The affirmative action program is designed to ensure equal opportunities in recruitment, hiring, and promotions into all job levels and positions the most qualified persons without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status.  Montana State University Billings will continue to administer all other human resources matters, including but not limited to compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, terminations, training, education, tuition and fee payment assistance, and social and recreational programs, in accordance with University policy.

As a publicly supported institution, Montana State University Billings has a special obligation to implement affirmative action that will result in equal opportunity.   Each unit that employs personnel, admits students, or enters into contracts is responsible for implementing Montana State University Billings' commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action.  In furtherance of equal opportunity, the University bases employment decisions on objective standards related to job requirements as much as possible.

The Chancellor accepts the responsibility and is committed to assuring implementation of the affirmative action program at Montana State University Billings.  Every member of the campus community will share in this commitment with the Chancellor.  Each unit of Montana State University Billings is charged with the responsibility to conduct itself in accord with this statement of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

The following is Montana State University Billings' official Equal Opportunity Statement (long version):

Pursuant to Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, Executive Order 11246 as amended, Montana Veteran's Employment Preference Act, and the Montana State Human Rights Act--Montana State University Billings has a policy of nondiscrimination in employment to veterans, veterans with disabilities, and certain eligible relatives of veterans.  MSU-Billings makes reasonable accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant's ability to compete in the hiring process or student's ability to apply for admission or any employee's ability to perform the duties of the job or student's ability to participate in the educational process.  Any student, employee or applicant for admission or employment may file a discrimination grievance.  Inquiries or grievances should be directed to the Human Resource/EEO-AA Director, MSU-Billings, McMullen Hall 310, 1500 North 30th Street, Billings, MT  59101-0245.  Phone:  (406) 657-2278 (TTY).