HARASSMENT/DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT PROCEDURES
These procedures apply to all complaints of alleged harassment and discrimination in violation of university policy or state and federal statutes (In the case of sexual harassment, see Appendix 1). University policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, evaluation, promotion, assignment, dismissal, and other terms and conditions of employment.
Ideally, individuals who believe they have been harassed or discriminated against should communicate this to the perceived offender, since in most cases discussion with the perceived offender will end the perceived harassment or discrimination. Since this communication may be difficult, the complainant is urged to communicate the complaint through proper channels as soon as possible to insure speedy, proper, and just action. Confidential advice and assistance is available through the procedures described below.
The complaint procedures involve the following:
REPORTING TO THE DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
It is the University's intention that through these procedures any complaints will be resolved internally. However, an aggrieved individual may also file a complaint with federal and state agencies, such as:
Pennsylvania State Human Relations Commission
Riverfront Office Center
1101-1125 S. Front Street 5th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17104-2515
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington DC 20210
(866) 4 USA DOL
U.S. LABOR DEPARTMENT
WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION
7 North Wilkes-Barre Boulevard
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
(866) 4 US WAGE