About Us

Department Overview

The Office of Employee Relations and Compliance was established as part of a larger shared vision effort to ensure that equality, diversity, and campus climate are at the forefront of university life and that university related programs and activities are made available to all qualified individuals on a nondiscriminatory basis. The director advises and guides the campus on policy and practice related to equity and diversity.

The Office of Employee Relations and Compliance:

  • Ensures development and implementation of policies and procedures associated with state and federal affirmative action, Americans with Disabilities Act, discrimination and sexual harassment issues.
  • Maintains and implements employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations.
  • Investigates and resolves or recommends resolution of complaints of discrimination and discriminatory harassment.
  • Responds to all employee grievances and complaints filed by employees pursuant to their respective collective bargaining agreements.
  • Provides oversight of federal compliance.
  • Responds to complaint investigations conducted by governmental regulatory agencies.
  • Provides leadership and advice in matters of equity, diversity and federal affirmative action.
  • Monitors recruitment, retention and promotion of diversity groups.
  • Provides training on equal opportunity law and policy to the university community, through workshops and presentations.
  • Defines, publishes, and disseminates SDSU equal opportunity policies and procedures.
  • Prepares reports required by governmental regulatory agencies.
  • Liaisons with the community.
  • Serves as a resource to the campus community.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Employee Relations and Compliance is to ensure that an equal and diverse campus community is available to all qualified individuals on a nondiscriminatory and non-harassment basis, and to uphold and support SDSU’s mission to cultivate a campus climate that promotes human dignity, civility, and mutual appreciation for the uniqueness of each member of our community. Freedom from discrimination, harassment and violence against persons or property is a basic right. Freedom of speech shall be protected. By the same token, the campus community shall denounce and confront acts of intolerance, abusive behaviors, and the beliefs and past events, that have separated us as a people.

Organization Chart

Office of Employee Relations & Compliance Organization Chart, see SDSU Intranet.