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Message to EEO Committees

January 13, 2015

I am writing you today to thank you for the commitment and service you have provided in your role as an EEO Committee Member. As you know, Stony Brook University (including Stony Brook Medicine and Long Island State Veterans Home) is moving towards the Talent Management System (TMS) effective February 5, 2015. With the implementation of TMS, the search and selection process will become more automated and streamlined.

Individual departments and their respective leaders will be responsible for carrying out the institution's mission by ensuring a diverse pool of candidates for every position recruited. Effective this month, January 2015, all non-faculty EEO Committees will no longer be active (Faculty EEO committees will continue to operate in their traditional capacity).

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity (OIDE) will remain active in safeguarding the University's commitment to EEO by conducting routine internal auditing and reporting. OIDE will also provide each division with data regarding their divisional goals to further support the need for a diverse pool.

OIDE has developed an online, interactive training course on the role and responsibility of search committees.  The training provides information on Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, and Diversity. All search committee chairs will be required to complete the training prior to serving as chair (the training course will also be made available to search committee members).

I encourage you to continue to remain active in the search and selection process by serving on search committees and chairing committees whenever possible.

Again, on behalf of OIDE and the University, I extend my sincerest gratitude for your commitment to Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity.

Marjolie Leonard
Senior Director, Title IX and ADA Coordinator
Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity

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