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These links are provided as a public service of the Office of Institutional Equity. While the information on this site concerns sources of legal information, it is NOT legal advice or legal representation. Because of the rapidly changing nature of the law and our reliance upon outside sources, we make no warranty or guarantee of the accuracy or reliability of information contained herein or at other sites to which we link. We assume absolutely NO responsibility for any information, advice or services provided by any site to which we link.

o National Council on Disability (NCD) was initially established in 1978 as an advisory board within the Department of Education. The council is composed of 15 members, appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. The Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1984 transformed NCD into an independent agency.

o Office of Disability Employment Policy provides national leadership by developing and influencing disability-related employment policy and practice affecting the employment of people with disabilities.

o Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a strong and influential advocate for veterans and fight to ensure they receive the full range of services and protections they deserve. DAV accomplishes this by providing free professional assistance to all veterans and their families in obtaining benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and advocating for their rights on Capitol Hill, and they do it all for free, without any government funding.

o Primer On Sexual Harassment (pdf) (and the plain text version) of the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)

o The American Association of University Professors maintains a Sexual Harassment Resources site, which includes a "Sexual Harassment: Suggested Policy and Procedures for Handling Complaints". Unfortunately, their "Due Process in Sexual Harassment Complaints" is not available online.

o Employer-Employee.com maintains a Sexual Harassment site with advice and discussion of recent Supreme Court decisions.

o Federal Law Prohibits Student-On-Student Sexual Harassment ~ Court's Sexual Harassment Ruling Puts Schools On Notice ~ Clarifying Cases of Sexual Harassment are all articles attempting to explain recent Supreme Court decisions. They were published in the American Psychological Association web journal, "APA Monitor Online".

o Personnel Dynamics, Inc. has created a detailed and multifaceted Preventing Sexual Harassment - User's Guide online course with tests, definitions, examples, court cases and much more. Their free, online, self instructional course, Preventing Sexual Harassment, is one of the most thorough available on the web.

o The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is part of the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment Standards Administration. It has a national network of six Regional Offices, each with District and Area Offices in major metropolitan centers. The Department of Labor's Employment Standards Administration's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) enforces the Executive Order 11246, as amended; Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended and the affirmative action provisions (Section 4212) of the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act, as amended. Taken together, these laws ban discrimination and require Federal contractors and subcontractors to take affirmative action to ensure that all individuals have an equal opportunity for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran.

o Leadership Conference on Civil Rights: Articles on Affirmative Action. The Leadership Conference was founded in 1950 and today consists of 185 national organizations. The Web site contains articles about various civil rights issues, including affirmative action in employment and education.

o American Council on Education's Office of Women in Higher Education: The Office of Women in Higher Education (OWHE) provides information and counsel to many constituencies within the higher education community concerning policies, issues, and strategies that affect women's education and advancement.

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