We'd like your opinion on how we can improve the effectiveness of our policies and procedures that address sexual misconduct.
To share your suggestions and/or feedback, make an appointment with Mary Morton, affirmative action officer/Title IX coordinator at 518-587-2100, ext. 2265, 2 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, or send  via email to mary.morton@esc.edu.

Affirmative Action Plan for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities

SUNY Empire State College is committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action. It is the policy of SUNY Empire State College to not discriminate on the basis of a physical or mental disability or an individual's status as a covered veteran with regard to the recruitment or recruitment advertising, hiring, training, promotion and other terms and conditions of employment, provided the individual is qualified, with or without reasonable accommodations, to perform the essential functions of the job.

The affirmative action officer is responsible for the implementation, monitoring and management of the affirmative action plan.

Affirmative Action Plan for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities (PDF  882kB)

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Definitions of Covered Veterans

Protected Veterans (covered under #60-250)

Special Disabled Veteran

A veteran 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 Department of Veterans Affairs for a disability:

  1. rated at 30 percent or more or
  2. rated at 10 or 20 percent in the case of a veteran who has been determined under 38 U.S.C. 3106 to have a serious employment handicap or
  3. a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

Veteran of the Vietnam Era

A person who served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days, and was discharged or released therefrom with other than a dishonorable discharge, if any part of such active duty occurred:

  1. in the Republic of Vietnam between Feb. 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975 or
  2. between Aug. 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975, in all other cases or
  3. was discharged or released from active duty for a service-connected disability if any part of such active duty was performed:
    • in the Republic of Vietnam between Feb. 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975 or
    • between Aug. 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975, in all other cases.

Other Protected Veteran

A person who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized, under laws administered by the Department of Defense.

Recently Separated Veteran

Any veteran during the one-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty.

Protected Veterans (covered under #60-300)

Disabled Veteran

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 a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

Recently Separated Veteran

Any 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.

Armed Forces Service Medal Veteran

Any 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.

Other Protected Veteran

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

Definitions of Individuals with a Disability

Individual with a Disability

An individual with a disability means a person who, generally,

  1. has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of his or her major life activities
  2. has a record of such impairment or
  3. is regarded as having such an impairment.

Substantially Limited

An individual with a disability is substantially limited if he or she is unable to perform a major life activity that the average person in the general population can perform or is significantly restricted as to the condition, manner or duration under which a person can perform a particular major life activity as compared to the condition, manner or duration under which the average person could perform the same activity.

Qualified Individual with a Disability

A qualified individual with a disability means an individual with a disability as defined above who meets the requisite skill, experience, education and other job-related requirements for a particular job and is capable of performing that job, with or without, reasonable accommodation for his or her disability.