Invitation to Self-Identify
Pursuant to federal affirmative actions laws, KU Medical Center is subject to certain record-keeping and reporting requirements. In order to meet these obligations, and to assist KU Medical Center in its affirmative action efforts, KUMC invites applicants and employees to voluntarily self-identify their race/ethnicity, disability and veteran status. Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject the individual to any adverse treatment. The information obtained is kept confidential and may only be used in accordance with the provisions of applicable federal laws, executive orders, and regulations.
SELF-IDENTIFICATION OF A DISABILITY
Federal regulations require KUMC to invite its Faculty and Staff to self-disclose their status as an individual with a disability or an individual without a disability. You can assist KUMC in its affirmative action efforts by completing the Self-Identification of Disability Questionnaire found in myKUMC. As you consider your response to this question, please review the legal definition of a disability as it is fairly broad and may apply to you even though you may have never considered yourself as having a disability. The Voluntary Self-Identification of a Disability questionnaire can be found in the HR/Pay portal.
SELF-IDENTIFICATION OF VETERAN STATUS
Federal regulations also require KUMC to invite its Faculty and Staff to self-disclose whether they are or are not a "protected veteran."
Protected Veterans are defined by the government to include the following classifications:
- Disabled Veteran is: (i) a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or (ii) a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.
- Recently Separated Veteran means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge of release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.
- Active Duty Wartime or Campaign Badge Veteran means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.
- Armed Forces Service Medal Veteran means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.
Faculty and Staff can assist KUMC in its affirmative action efforts by completing the Invitation to Self-Identify Veteran Questionnaire in the HR/Pay portal.