Affirmative Action

In compliance with Executive Order 11246, UTHealth prepares annual written Affirmative Action Plans for minorities and women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The goal of the AAP is to guarantee equal employment opportunity in all employment decisions, including those decisions affecting:

  • Hiring
  • Promotion
  • Demotion or transfer
  • Recruitment
  • Advertisement of vacancies
  • Layoff and termination
  • Compensation and benefits

A full description of the university’s affirmative action program is available to any employee or applicant for employment for inspection upon written request by contacting 713-500-CALL or

Voluntary Self-Identification

You can help the university with its inclusion efforts by voluntarily self-identifying. Self-identifying is a good thing — it is how things change. Self-identification plays a vital role in ensuring equal opportunity for all people, including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We ask job applicants and employees to voluntarily self-identify their race, sex, veteran status and if they have a disability because we are required by the law. We also need this information to measure our progress toward achieving equal opportunity for all people. So be included-self-identify. Your information cannot be used against you or shared with your supervisor or coworkers. Increasing the representation of diverse people in the workplace starts with you.

For more information or to update your status please contact the department of Diversity & Equal Opportunity at 713-500-CALL (2255).