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Invitation to Self-Identify

Learn how to voluntarily self-identify your veteran status, disability status, race/ethnicity, and gender identity and sexual orientation in support of UC San Diego's Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action efforts.

UC San Diego is proud to foster a vibrant and inclusive workplace that is free of discrimination and empowers all employees to thrive. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, we are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce. We recognize and celebrate the unique contributions that individuals from a broad range of backgrounds bring to our campus community.

In support of our Affirmative Action and diversity efforts, Human Resources offers a variety of programs aimed at diversity outreach and career advancement, including the Staff Mentorship Program, Staff Equal Opportunity Enrichment Program (SEOEP), and the Staff Internship Initiative.

To measure the effectiveness of UC San Diego’s efforts, to comply with requirements as a federal contractor, and to have the most accurate data about our diverse employee community, we would like to encourage you to self-identify your veteran status, disability status, race/ethnicity, and gender identity and sexual orientation. Self-identification is voluntary and confidential, and is not used as the basis for any employment decisions. The information collected is used for statistical reporting to the federal government, accreditation bodies and grant-awarding agencies, as well as for internal benchmarking and review.

If you have any questions about self-identification please contact Equal Opportunity Services at (858) 534-3694 or by email at eosaa@ucsd.edu.

Win a Gift Card

Career staff employees who have made a selection for each self-identify field in UCPath by Friday, February 5 will be entered in a gift card drawing. Any response selected, including “I don’t wish to answer,” will be counted as a selection and will qualify you for the drawing.

How to Self-Identify in UCPath

The invitation to self-identify your status is voluntary, and every employee has the option of choosing the "I DO NOT WISH TO ANSWER" option. Selecting this option will not affect your employment status.

Ethnicity

  • Access the form » (select Ethnic Groups)
  • Or log in to UCPath and navigate to PeopleSoft Menu > Self Service > Personal Information Summary > Ethnic Groups
  • Or log in to UCPath and navigate to Employee Actions > Personal Information > Personal Information Summary > Ethnic Groups

Disability

Veteran

Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

Employee Disclosures

Frequently Asked Questions

Who has access to the status information that employees have provided?
Self-ID status is considered confidential employee information. Your name and employee number is removed when used for reporting purposes.

How is this data utilized?
Each year the University is required to conduct various analyses of its workforce and develop an Affirmative Action Plan. The information being requested is critical to these analyses and reporting requirements.

What if I decline to state my status?
The invitation to self-identify your status is voluntary, and every employee has the option of choosing the "I DO NOT WISH TO ANSWER" option. Selecting this option will not affect your employment status.

Where can I get technical support for using UCPath?
Learn more about logging into and using the UCPath self-service portal, including training and support resources »