UK - Diversity Plan 2011-2015

University of Kentucky 2011-2015 Diversity Plan

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Workforce Diversity

The University of Kentucky produces annually an Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) for employment based on technical regulatory standards established by federal Executive Order 11246, as amended, and administered by the U.S. Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. Part 1 of University of Kentucky Governing Regulations clearly states:

Equal opportunities shall be provided for all persons throughout the University in recruitment, appointment, promotion, payment, training, and other employment and education practices without regard for economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or age. The University does not discriminate on the basis of uniform service, veteran status, or physical or mental disability when an individual otherwise meets the minimum qualifications for application or participation. All University members are expected to comply with the institution's nondiscrimination policy. The president is responsible for the development of an affirmative action plan by which full implementation of this policy shall be effected in the University.

The AAP includes statistical and narrative analyses, identification of problem areas, and establishment of employment goals and timetables as required components of the federal administrative regulations.

Appendix 2: 2010 University of Kentucky Affirmative Action Plan

The 2009-2014 UK Strategic Plan Strategy 3.4.3 is Sustain continuous progress in employment of women and all minorities at all levels of the University. This strategy is further supported by Metric 4-3 Achieve the employment goals of UK's annual Affirmative Action Plan.

In 2009-2010 the University of Kentucky employed 12,096 regular full-time employees in seven position categories: Executive/Administrative/Managerial, Faculty, Professional, Office and Clerical, Technical/Paraprofessional, Skilled Crafts, and Service and Maintenance. Employment goals are established for each position category based on availability of individuals with the requisite skills in the relevant labor market. Labor markets vary from national searches for Executive/Administrative/Managerial and Faculty category positions to the local labor market in which individuals can reasonably commute to the worksite for Skilled Crafts and Service and Maintenance personnel.

For University of Kentucky diversity planning, women, all minority groups, and Black or African American are the primary focus. Black or African American employees are also included in the "all minority groups" data.

Three Workforce Diversity categories are specified according to the Kentucky Public Postsecondary Education Diversity Policy and Framework for Institutional Diversity Plan Development: Executive/Administrative/Managerial (E/A/M), Faculty, and Staff.

In this position category, the University of Kentucky employed 506 individuals in 2009-2010.The definition of primary occupational activity in this category of employment is responsibility for management of the institution or major subdivision or department.


In 2009-2010 the University of Kentucky employed 2,100 regular full-time Faculty. Employees classified as Faculty are defined by federal regulation as conducting instruction, research or public service as principal activity(ies), and hold academic rank.


The University of Kentucky employed 9,490 regular full-time staff in 2009-2010 in Professional, Office and Clerical, Technical/Paraprofessional, Skilled Crafts, and Service and Maintenance positions.

The University of Kentucky establishes the following diversity plan employment goals in Executive/Administrative/Managerial, Faculty, and Professional job groups. These goals are consistent with the 2009-2014 Strategic Plan and 2010 Affirmative Action Plan.

Table 5
Full-time Employees by
Job Classification: Fall 2009

Job CategoryTotalFemales%Goal %All Minorities%Goal %Black or African American%Goal %
    Source: EEO Report, 2009-2010

Employees by Job Classification GOALS

Females= Affirmative Action Plan Employment Goals

All Minorities= Affirmative Action Plan Employment Goals

Black or African American= Affirmative Action Plan Employment Goals