Affirmative Action Data Form (AADF)

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Affirmative Action Data Form (AADF)

Why does the University of Washington collect affirmative action information?

The University of Washington is required by federal and state laws to collect and report certain information for the administration of civil rights laws and regulations. In order to comply with these laws, we ask you to self-identify the information requested in the form. This information will be kept confidential as required by applicable federal and state laws, as well as maintained separately from your employment materials.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

If you are disabled and need assistance in completing this form, please contact the Disability Services Office.

Definitions

Hispanic/Latino Definition:

Hispanic or Latino – A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.

Source: 70 Fed. Reg. 227, at p. 71301 (11/28/05)

Race Definitions

Definitions:

  • White - A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.
  • Black or African-American - A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Asian – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian Subcontinent, including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • American Indian or Alaska Native – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Two or More Races - Persons who identify with more than one of the above races/ethnicities.

Source: 70 Fed. Reg. 227, at p. 71301 (11/28/05)

Veteran Definitions

Definitions:

Disabled Veteran means [i] a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or [ii] a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

Armed Forces Service Medal Veteran means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985 (61 Fed. Reg. 1209).

Other Protected Veteran means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized, under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.

Vietnam-era Veteran means a person who served on active duty for more than one hundred eighty days, any part of which occurred between February 28, 1961, and May 7, 1975, in the Republic of Vietnam, or between August 5, 1964, and May 7, 1975, in all other cases; and was discharged or released from active duty with other than a dishonorable discharge; or who was discharged or released from active duty for a service-connected disability if any part of such active duty was performed between August 5, 1964, and May 7, 1975.

Recently Separated Veteran means a veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran’s discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service. This is determined by the indicated Release or Discharge Date.

  

Sources:

41 CFR Part 61-300

WAC 357-01-355

Disability Definition

Definition:

For affirmative action reporting purposes, persons with disabilities are persons with a permanent physical, mental, or sensory impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activity. Physical, mental, or sensory impairment means: (a) Any physiological or neurological disorder or condition, cosmetic disfigurement, or anatomical loss affecting one or more of the body systems or functions; or (b) any mental or psychological disorders such as mental retardation, organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness, or any specific learning disability. The impairment must be material rather than slight, and permanent in that it is seldom fully corrected by medical replacement, therapy, or surgical means.

Source: WAC 357-01-235