It is the policy of the William Paterson University of New Jersey to provide equal employment opportunity as well as equity of conditions of employment to all its academic and non-academic employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, sex, age, ethnic origin, religion, creed, or marital status. Recruitment, hiring, promotion, training and the designation of salaries and benefits and all other human resources matters are to be carried out in such a manner as to ensure equity for all qualified persons without preference to anyone on basis of race, sex, age, ethnic origin, religion, creed or marital status. This policy will be implemented and administered in accordance with all Federal and State laws and regulations which bear upon matters and conditions of employment in institutions of higher education. The University has developed an affirmative action program in fulfillment of its obligations under Federal and State equal opportunity employment legislation. The primary purpose of this program is to ensure that practices and procedures are developed, implemented and administered which will sustain equity for all persons with regard to the technical and legal requirement’s of affirmative action legislation as well as its human dimensions.