Demographics Information Survey
Stony Brook University, a federal contractor is required to maintain and analyze data
on the race, ethnicity, veteran and disability status of applicants and employees
in compliance with federal regulations issued by the US Department of Labor, Office
of Federal Contracts Compliance Program (OFCCP). Your information will help us determine
the composition of our workforce, measure our progress and improve the work experience
of faculty and staff.
Complete or update employee race/ethnicity, veteran, disability status.
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Login to your SOLAR Account, once in your Solar account please go to
Answer the questions accordingly
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“Save” or “Submit”
Frequently Asked Questions
Why am I being asked to provide this information?
SBU is a federal government contractor subject to laws regarding Affirmative Action
and Equal Employment Opportunity. These include Executive Order 11246,
Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA
Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act. We are required to collect and report information
on applicants and employees to assess our affirmative action efforts.
Who is being surveyed?
All Federal Contractors are required to survey their job applicants and employees.
The “Self-Identification of Disability” form is provided by the government.
Will the disability information be stored in my personnel file?
No. The data will be retained separate from your personnel file. This information
is collected for the sole purpose of the AAP reports which are prepared each year.
Additionally, the self-identification does not require employees to specify the type
of disability or to provide documentation of the disability.
How will the information be used?
The information will be used to comply with reporting requirements. In the event
of an external audit by the OFCCP, only summary data will be reported.
Will I be asked to complete the survey in the future?
Yes, we are required to ask all employees to update their information every five years.
Am I required to complete the survey?
No. While completing this form is voluntary, it is encouraged. We hope that employees
who do not wish to share this information will still login to Solar. Your input helps
strengthen and focus SBU efforts in assessing and improving our outreach, recruitment,
hire and retention efforts.
What if I’ve already provided this information before?
Even if you’ve provided this information before either as an applicant or new hire,
please review and designate your current status to ensure that SBU has your most current
information. You may also change your status at any time in
if your status changes.
Can I change my Disability status in the future?
Yes, because disability status can change at any time, you can update your status
Who do I contact if I have questions?
Please call the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity at (631) 632-6280.