Resources

University of Virginia

University Faculty and Employee Assistance Program (FEAP)

FEAP consultants are available to confidentially assist with a wide range of concerns such as family/parenting issues, marital/relationship concerns, job-related issues, behavioral concerns, alcohol or drug problems, personal/emotional concerns, eldercare concerns, and management services. All FEAP services are free to faculty, staff, their family members, and retirees. FEAP consultants can also provide referrals to specialized community services.

FEAP also provides management/organizational consultation in order to develop strategies for handling employee job performance issues and workplace concerns in accordance with University policies and procedures. Supervisors and managers may confidentially contact the FEAP counselor to discuss any workgroup or employee situation that may arise, including conflict resolution; workplace violence; critical incidents; and workplace mediation.

Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center

The Women's Center offers counseling and support services for both female and male faculty and staff members for a broad range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and stress. The Women's Center also offers counseling for couples. The Women's Center uses an empowerment-based counseling model through which they integrate evidence-based practice with a person-centered approach.

University Ombuds

The University Ombuds is an independent, confidential resource available to assist faculty, staff, and students in resolving problems, complaints, conflicts, and other issues when normal processes and procedures have not worked satisfactorily. Note: the Ombuds is a Responsible Employee as defined in Policy HRM-040: Reporting by University Employees of Sexual Misconduct Disclosures Made by Students.

The services of the Ombuds are independent of the University administration and confidential to the extent permitted by law. You should not consider anything that you say to the Ombuds as notice to the University or expect the Ombuds to take part in any formal processes, grievances, or hearings.

Respect@UVA

In addition to speaking up when there are concerns about discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, the University encourages all employees to speak up if they feel that they are being treated disrespectfully. For conduct that does not implicate the PADH or PAR policies, but could be considered disrespectful or bullying, you may submit a formal complaint through the Respect@UVA complaint system.

Report A Barrier

The University of Virginia is committed to equal access and the civil rights of individuals with disabilities. To report barriers on University Grounds, such as an inaccessible website, an inoperative elevator, a blocked access ramp, the need for a curb cut, or other lack of access to a University event or program, please visit the Report a Barrier website.

University of Virginia’s College at Wise

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Office (EO/AA Office)

The Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Office (EO/AA Office) is responsible for the enforcement of UVa-Wise non-discrimination obligations. An applicant for admission or employment or any student or employee may file a discrimination complaint with:

  • Stephanie D. Perry, Director of Human Resources, EO/AA Officer
    Resource Center, One College Avenue, Wise, VA 24293
  • Phone: 276-328-0240
  • Email: sdh9y@uvawise.edu
  • Fax: 276-376-4876

Complaints are to be submitted in accordance with and are subject to the standards of the University of Virginia Discrimination Complaint Procedures.

Disability Services

For employees interested in requesting services/work accommodations, Disability Services coordinates with Human Resources (“HR”). Employees may begin inquiries with HR who will work with Disability Services for planning:

  • Stephanie D. Perry, Director of Human Resources, EO/AA Officer
    Resource Center, One College Avenue, Wise, VA 24293
  • Phone: 276-328-0240
  • Email: sdh9y@uvawise.edu
  • Fax: 276-376-4876

For students interested in requesting services/academic accommodations, Disability Services coordinates with faculty and academic departments.  Students may submit inquiries to:

  • Whitney E. Wells, ADA & Section 504 Coordinator and Director, Disability Services
    1 College Avenue, Zehmer Hall, Room 152, Wise, VA 24293
  • Phone: 276-328-0265
  • Email: wew3x@uvawise.edu
  • Fax: 276-376-1076

University Faculty and Employee Assistance Program (FEAP)

FEAP consultants are available to confidentially assist with a wide range of concerns such as family/parenting issues, marital/relationship concerns, job-related issues, behavioral concerns, alcohol or drug problems, personal/emotional concerns, eldercare concerns, and management services. All FEAP services are free to faculty, staff, their family members, and retirees. FEAP consultants can also provide referrals to specialized community services.

FEAP also provides management/organizational consultation in order to develop strategies for handling employee job performance issues and workplace concerns in accordance with University policies and procedures. Supervisors and managers may confidentially contact the FEAP counselor to discuss any workgroup or employee situation that may arise, including conflict resolution; workplace violence; critical incidents; and workplace mediation.

Additional On Campus Resources

  • Campus Police, Cantrell Hall, Phone: 276-328-COPS (2677), or 911
  • Center for Student Development, Counseling Services, Health Services, Cantrell Hall, Phone: 276-376-1005
  • Compliance, Conduct & Inclusion, Cantrell Hall, Phone: 276-376-3451
     

External Agencies

Faculty and staff members may also be able to file a complaint of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation with one or more of the federal or state agencies authorized to accept such complaints. Please note that separate deadlines and time limitations apply to complaints filed with external agencies, and EOCR’s investigation does not toll or otherwise suspend these deadlines and time limitations. Please contact the agency for more information.

Federal Agencies

  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
    Telephone number: 1-800-669-4000 (toll-free) or 1-800-669-6820 (toll-free TTY number for individuals with hearing impairments)
    Website: www.eeoc.gov

    EEOC field office information is available at www.eeoc.gov or in most telephone directories in the U.S. Government or Federal Government section. Additional information about the EEOC, including information about charge filing, is available at www.eeoc.gov.

  • U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
    1-800-421-3481 (toll-free) or 1-800-877-8339 (TTY/American Standard Code for Information Interchange)
    Email: ocr@ed.gov
    Website: Office for Civil Rights - How to File a Discrimination Complaint
  • U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
    Address: 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210
    Telephone number: 1-800-397-6251 (toll-free) or 202-693-1337 (TTY)

    OFCCP may also be contacted by e-mail at OFCCP-Public@dol.gov, or by calling an OFCCP regional or district office, listed in most telephone directories under U.S. Government, Department of Labor.

State Agencies