Policy 1452 – Hiring Without Regard to Retirement Status and Without Regard to Prior Complaints of Discrimination of Other Protected EEO Activity

Effective Date: 03/28/2014

Last Review: 01/15/2020

Responsible Office: Office of the President

Reference: University of Louisiana System, Policy M-(18)


Louisiana Tech University, as well as the UL System itself, must consider applicants for employment without regard to their retirement status and without regard to an applicant’s having previously accused the Board or any of its universities of unlawful discrimination.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, a University within the UL System or the UL System itself may consider retirement status in the hiring process, if, and only to the extent, it is required to do so by Federal or Louisiana state law.

If the hiring of any person on the basis, in whole or in part, of retirement status is refused or delayed based on compliance with Federal or Louisiana state law, the University shall notify the UL System President in writing via the University President of each such instance within 5 (five) days prior to such action for the purpose of allowing an opportunity for legal review by UL System of such action.

Each University shall prominently post this policy in all locations where policies are typically maintained on the University campus including but not limited to the Human Resources Department and the campus website. All University Presidents must ensure that the respective University policies are reviewed and that any provisions which are contrary to this policy be immediately rescinded and removed. Certification of such action will be required.


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