OHIO employees invited to self-disclose race/ethnicity, disability status, veteran status

Published: September 22, 2023 Author: Staff reports

OHIO is committed to being a national leader for diversity and inclusion, creating an environment where difference in all of its forms is welcomed and celebrated. We invite all employees to actively contribute to our progress by voluntarily self-identifying in a variety of areas to help more accurately determine the diversity of our workforce.  Your help and self-disclosure is important for many reasons including:

  • meeting our requirements as a federal contractor to capture voluntary demographic data for reporting purposes 
  • securing various grants and federal funding
  • assessing our progress towards diversifying our workforce via recruitment and retention strategies informed by data
  • assessing our pay practices and help ensure fair and equitable pay for all employees.

You have an opportunity to help the University by self-disclosing your race/ethnicity, disability status, and veteran status. Your participation is strongly encouraged and very much appreciated as we strive to maintain a diverse and inclusive workplace. Your information will only be used to fulfill Ohio's federal obligations and assess institutional diversity and will only be disclosed to the extent required by law. 

It is also important to note that self-disclosing disability status in this manner will not trigger any services or accommodations that may also be provided by the Office for University Accessibility—if you need such services, you should contact the office directly. Whether or not you have registered with the Office for University Accessibility, you are encouraged to self-disclose your disability status for the purposes described in this communication.

Self-reporting is quick and easy. Simply login to https://myhr.ohio.edu. You can self-disclose race/ethnicity under the “Other Misc. Information” link.  Disability and veteran status’ can be disclosed under the “Disclose Disability Status” and “Disclose Veteran Status” links. 

If you have questions regarding this topic or for assistance with self-disclosing this important information, please contact University Human Resources at (740) 593-1636.