Employers: Here's What You Can Reasonably Expect From the Career Center...

Effective Date: 06/24/2009
Last Updated: 11/08/2010


1. Comparable services.  Career Center staff members will provide generally comparable services to all employers, regardless of whether the employers contribute services, gifts, or financial support to the educational institution or office and regardless of the level of such support.

2. Equal access to services.  Career Center staff members will establish reasonable and fair guidelines for access to services by employers. When guidelines permit access to organizations recruiting on behalf of an employer and to international employers, the following principles will apply:

a) Organizations providing recruiting services for a fee may be asked to inform career services of the specific employer they represent and the specific jobs for which they are recruiting. When deemed necessary, the Career Center can request contact information to verify that the organization is recruiting for a bona fide job opportunity. The Career Center must respect the confidentiality of this information and may not publish it in any manner. Third-party recruiters that charge fees to students/alumni will not be permitted access to the UGA Career Center's services;

b) Employers recruiting for work outside of the United States are expected to adhere to the equal employment opportunity (EEO) policy of the Career Center. They will advise the Career Center and the students/alumni of the realities of working in that country and of any cultural and foreign law differences.

3. Nondiscrimination.  The UGA Career Center will maintain EEO compliance and follow affirmative action principles in career services activities in a manner that includes the following:

a) Referring all interested students/alumni for employment opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disability, and providing reasonable accommodations upon request;

b) Notifying employing organizations of any selection procedures that appear to have an adverse impact based upon the student's race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disability;

c) Assisting recruiters in accessing certain groups on campus to provide a more inclusive applicant pool;

d) Informing all students/alumni about employment opportunities, with particular emphasis on those employment opportunities in occupational areas where certain groups of students/alumni are underrepresented;

e) Developing awareness of, and sensitivity to, cultural differences and the diversity of students/alumni, and providing responsive services;

f) Responding to complaints of EEO noncompliance, working to resolve such complaints with the recruiter or employing organization, and, if necessary, consulting with the appropriate campus department.

4. Appropriately valued services.  If the charging of fees for career services becomes necessary, such fees will be appropriate to the budgetary needs of the office and will not hinder student/alumni or employer access to services. Career Center staff members are encouraged to counsel student and university organizations engaged in recruitment activities to follow this principle.

5. Fair and active application of principles.  Active Career Center staff members will also promote and encourage acceptance of these principles throughout their educational institution, particularly with faculty and staff who work directly with employers, and will respond to reports of noncompliance.

6.  Due diligence and appropriate action regarding complaints.  Upon receiving employer-related complaints from students/alumni, the Career Center will investigate on a case-by-case basis   Depending on the findings, The University of Georgia Career Center reserves the right to refuse service to any employer if a review of the specific opportunity or nature/status of the company suggests that it is inappropriate for our service population; if students/alumni are injured or exposed to unsafe working conditions; if the employer discriminates; or if The University of Georgia Career Center receives complaints from students/alumni about discrimination, harassment, threats, unsafe working conditions, or any other questionable circumstance.