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This is neither an employment contract nor an invitation to a contract of any kind. The policies, procedures and other information contained in the Classified Staff Handbook may be changed by the university and/or the Commonwealth of Virginia without notice.

Human Resources compiled information on personnel matters frequently of interest to James Madison University’s staff members. Questions relating to your department should be directed to your immediate supervisor. Questions relating to university and/or Commonwealth of Virginia policies and other personnel matters should be directed to Human Resources at 540-568-6165 or researched on HR’s website.

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Equal Opportunity and Diversity

JMU is committed to supporting the practice, spirit and good-faith efforts regarding equal opportunity and diversity, beyond mere compliance with government regulations. A commitment to diversity is a commitment to all members of the university community. Diversity among staff, students and faculty offers the university an opportunity to realize its mission. JMU Policy 1302

JMU is dedicated to providing a workplace and learning environment free from discrimination and harassment. James Madison University will not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. Conduct by a member of the university community that constitutes discrimination or harassment on the basis of any protected class is a violation of university policy and is sanctionable. JMU Policy 1324

The Office of Equal Opportunity can provide information and assist you in understanding the process for filing a complaint of any form of discrimination or harassment with the university: Step by step guidelines for filing a complaint.

The JMU Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity is Mr. James Robinson 540-568-6991, OEO,

Sexual Misconduct Resources and Title IX

Sexual misconduct that includes sexual and gender-based harassment, sexual assault, and other forms of inter-personal violence, are forms of sex discrimination and therefore are prohibited under Title IX. JMU Policy 1340 sets out the university’s commitment to providing a workplace and environment for all students, employees, affiliates, and visitors free from all forms of sexual discrimination.

Title IX compliance and reporting at JMU is managed by the Title IX Office. Amy Sirocky-Meck serves as the university’s Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator and the Title IX Officers can provide guidance to individuals who have experienced harm on resources and support available, legal and/or campus conduct processes, and provide interim measures including, but not limited to, No Contact Orders and temporary changes to work schedule and/or location.

Employees who receive disclosures from students, faculty, or staff regarding incidents of sexual misconduct are obligated to report the disclosures to Title IX. Employees can report information directly to the Title IX Coordinator or Officers via email, an online form, in person, or over the phone. This assures that Title IX can then reach out the party who experienced harm to provide information about resources and support available through the university.

Employees may also report information to their HR Consultant, who will forward the report to the Title IX Coordinator or Officer.

The Title IX office also oversees the university's efforts in understanding campus climate regarding sexual misconduct and provides campus-wide education and training on Title IX. On their website, you can learn more about

As a JMU employee, you are considered a Responsible Employee. Responsible Employees are required to report all disclosures of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator. Information about your role as a Responsible Employee may be found on the Title IX website:

JMU is committed to providing a working and learning environment that is free from all forms of sex discrimination by addressing Title IX claims and providing resources and support to individuals in the JMU community.

Americans With Disabilities Act

The university will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with documented disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to university employment, university educational opportunities, and the university's programs and services.

Inquiries or requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities may be directed to a Benefits Specialist. JMU Policy 1331

The JMU ADA, Section 504 Coordinator is Mr. James Robinson, Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 540-568-6991, OEO,


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