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EOC is committed to making sure that employment decisions are based on skill and ability, and that qualified applicants and employees have equal opportunities for recruitment, selection, and advancement at Carolina.

A summary of EOC equitable employment opportunity services, which includes Equal Opportunity Employment Plan, Waiver Process, and Search Committee Training.

Download a brief summary of EOC equitable employment opportunity services.

Equal Employment Opportunity Plan 

Diversity brings great value to our students, employees, and the people of North Carolina. Every year, EOC builds a plan that shows the composition of Carolina’s workforce and that establishes the path the institution will follow to help meet the University’s commitment to an inclusive, welcoming, and diverse work environment. Access a copy of the current State and Federal plans.

Equal Opportunity Employment Data Forms 

The University is required to collect employee disability, ethnicity/race, gender, and veteran status information to comply with state and federal laws, executive orders, and regulations. These forms are used to collect this information. The three forms below should be  included in the new hire package that is sent by the hiring department or HR representative to all new hires.

When the completed forms are returned to the HR representative, the forms should be sent to EOC to be entered into ConnectCarolina.

Waivers in the Employee Recruitment Process

EOC oversees waivers in the employee recruitment process for all positions at the University regardless of the classification to ensure fair and equitable recruitment efforts. Waivers are an exception to the normal, open recruitment process. If you are seeking a waiver, contact Elizabeth Hall, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor/ADA Coordinator, to request a “Waiver of Recruitment Action.” EOC staff can help you through the process, determine the appropriate waiver type, and review the waiver application to ensure that the reasons for pursuing the waiver (i.e., the employee has unique qualifications) are valid.

Search Committee Training

All hiring supervisors, search committee chairs and members must complete the online Search Committee Training Module before beginning the search process for any EPA recruitment. Access the model. >>

Diversity Recruitment Sources>>

Equitable Search and Recruitment

Office responsibilities for overseeing fair and equitable employee recruitment have recently changed and are detailed below.  Contact the below offices for questions about starting and completing the recruitment process.

EHRA (EPA) non-faculty permanent and temporary Office of Human Resources
EHRA (EPA) permanent faculty employees Office of Academic Personnel
Visiting part-time faculty employees Office of Academic Personnel
EHRA (EPA) post-doctoral scholars Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
SHRA (SPA) permanent and temporary employees Office of Human Resources


Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Fundamentals (EEODF) 

EOC connects you to this classroom training provided by the Office of State Human Resources that is required by law for managerial and supervisory employees. This course helps participants understand federal and state equal employment opportunity and affirmative actions laws in the context of daily work situations. EEODF Overview>>

To register for a training, you must create an account online through the North Carolina Learning Center. Use this Quick Reference Tool to create an account through this online portal.


Download a short summary of EOC equitable employment opportunity services.