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Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy Statement

The Department of Public Instruction is committed to providing equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action (EEO/AA) to all job applicants and employees. EEO/AA programs are established to:

  • Ensure all employment actions are based on the ability of an individual to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Enhance an individual's ability to gain access into the state service and system, which include providing accommodations to people with disabilities.
  • Ensure compliance with nondiscrimination laws. The Wisconsin Fair Employment Law prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of: age (40+), ancestry, arrest or conviction record, color, creed, handicap or disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or membership in any reserve component of the United States or state military forces. In addition, harassment, retaliation, and unfair honesty testing are illegal under the law. (Wis. Fair Employment Law, ss 111.31 to 111.395, Wis. Stats.)



For questions about this information, contact Denise Kohout (608) 266-0282