Employment Philosophy and Affirmative Action Statement

The UAFS employment philosophy is based on the conviction that the well-being of the University and the well-being of its employees are synonymous. UAFS is dedicated to the belief that its most valuable asset is its people. UAFS employs people in a nondiscriminatory manner, treating everyone with respect and dignity, and applies policies and procedures in a fair, consistent, and an equitable manner. The University is committed to work with, encourage, and aid employees in realizing their full potential. Concurrently, all employees are expected to maintain prescribed work standards and to represent themselves appropriately as UAFS employees.


UAFS provides equal employment, admission, and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, or learning or physical disability. The University abides by all applicable employment laws.


As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, the University is committed to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees with regard to recruitment, hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, training, fringe benefits and all other aspects of employment.


The Director of Human Resources is responsible for the University's compliance. Anyone who believes he or she has been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or veterans' status is encouraged to contact:


Director of Human Resources
University of Arkansas - Fort Smith
P.O. Box 3649
5210 Grand Avenue
Fullerton Building, Room 235
Fort Smith, AR 72913-3649
Telephone 479-788-7838

UAFS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


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