University Policies

Voluntary Self Identification

As a lawful and responsible employer, Harvard is obligated to invite applicants and employees to voluntarily identify their sex, race and ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability.  This information is used to measure Harvard’s progress against its:

  • aim to be a fully representative and inclusive organization that provides equal employment opportunity
  • annual affirmative action goals
  • hiring benchmark for protected veterans of 5.9%
  • utilization (or employment) goal for Individuals with Disabilities (IwD) of 7%

Though Harvard comprehensively re-surveys the workforce from time to time, all faculty and staff are invited to self-identify online in PeopleSoft (Harvard Key protected) at any time.

If you wish to self-identify... Then, once logged into PeopleSoft, go to...
Your ethnicity and race Self Service>My Personal Details>Ethnicity/Race
As a veteran Self Service>My Personal Details>Veteran Status
As an individual with a disability...

Note:  Frequently Asked Questions

Self Service>My Personal Details>Disability