Affirmative Action Protections

Affirmative Action for Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities

Affirmative Action for Protected Veterans

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is a government contractor subject to the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended (VEVRAA), which requires government contractors to provide equal opportunity and affirmative action for Disabled Veterans, Recently Separated Veterans, Active Duty Wartime or Campaign Badge Veterans, and Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans. If you are a protected veteran covered by this program and would like to self-identify, please tell us. Submission of this information is voluntary.

Affirmative Action for Individuals with Disabilities

The University also is a government contractor subject to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which requires government contractors to provide equal opportunity and affirmative action for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have such a disability and would like to self-identify, please tell us. Submission of this information is voluntary.

The Affirmative Action Officer has been assigned responsibility for periodically reviewing progress in the compliance and implementation of the policy of affirmative action for individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans. In accordance with public law, the University’s plan of affirmative action for individuals with disabilities and protected veterans is available for inspection in the Human Resource Services department Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., upon request.

Why Report Veterans and Disability Status

It is the University's goal to support employee needs and to be in compliance with appropriate regulations, and we accomplish this in collaboration with all employees. Reporting veteran and disability information allows the University to provide appropriate services to employees and report accurate data to appropriate agencies.

Identification of Disability and Veteran Status and Update of Emergency and Contact Information

As a state institution and federal contractor, the University of Maryland, Baltimore is committed to equal opportunity, non-discrimination, and affirmative action. Federal regulations require UMB to maintain data on faculty and staff with disabilities and on protected veteran status.

To add or update your veteran status, and/or update your disability status, click on the links below:

Your participation in this activity is voluntary and any personal information that you have provided or will provide is kept in strict confidence, with the following exceptions:

  • Supervisors and managers may be informed regarding restrictions on the work or duties of employees who have identified that they have a disability, and/or regarding any necessary accommodations for the disability.
  • First aid and safety personnel may be informed, when and to the extent appropriate, if an employee has a condition that might require emergency treatment.
  • Government officials conducting a review of UMB’s legal compliance may view this information.