SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Veterans Non-Discrimination Policy
Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act Of 1974 & The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act Of 1998
SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Downstate) will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because (s)he is a "special disabled veteran" or "Vietnam era veteran" in regard to any position for which the employee or applicant for employment is qualified. In 1998 this was extended to "other eligible veterans" that includes (1) those who served on active duty during a war or (2) served in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge was authorized. For federal contracts or sub-contracts of $100,000 or more, entered into on or after December 1, 2003, protection was extended to "disabled veterans," "recently separated veterans," "other protected veterans," and "armed forces service medal veterans."
Downstate agrees to take affirmative action to employ, advance in employment and otherwise treat "special disabled veterans," "Vietnam era veterans," "other eligible veterans," "disabled veterans," "recently separated veterans," "other protected veterans," and "armed forces service medal veterans," without discrimination based upon their disability or veteran status in all employment practices such as the following: employment, upgrading, demotion, transfer, recruitment, advertising, layoff or termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, and selection of training, including apprenticeship.
Employees and applicants are protected from coercion, intimidation, interference or discrimination for filing a complaint or assisting in an investigation under the act.
Downstate's designated administrator for compliance is the Affirmative Action Officer, who may be reached at 718.270.1738. The office is wheelchair accessible.