Barbara A. Bichelmeyer Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor
Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, 8:24 a.m.
KU Lawrence Faculty and Staff

Colleagues,

KU is committed to ensuring equal opportunity in employment for all people. To help us benchmark our progress toward a diverse and inclusive campus, it’s important that our faculty and staff demographic information is accurate.

All KU employees are invited to self-identify or update previous disclosures in the Personal Information section after logging into HR/Pay. Your participation and information will remain confidential. Neither your supervisor nor your department have access to this confidential information.

As a state university and federal contractor, KU is required to annually report race, ethnicity, disability and veteran data of our workforce and employee searches. The federal government defines disabilities as covering a variety of conditions and illnesses — including cancer, diabetes, trauma, addiction and depression — that can limit major life activities.

The information you provide will:

  • Assist in measuring progress in our diversity, inclusion and accessibility initiatives,
  • Help Human Resource Management provide the federally required numerical data,
  • Guide efforts that bring new programming to campus. 

This also is a good time to review your other personal information — such as address and contact information — as well as your work location. Check the KU Directory panel to confirm that your primary work location reflects an appropriate KU space (generally your KU office). No changes are needed if you are temporarily working from home. Other temporary work assignments can be added as a secondary work location if working out of state (search for states by entering OTH in building code field).

We all want KU to be welcoming as well as exceptional. Inclusion at KU starts with each one of us.

Respectfully,

Barbara

Barbara A. Bichelmeyer
Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor