Academic Hiring Manual

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision


As a federal contractor, the University is subject to regulations and guidance from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).  The following provision is included per the OFCCP and, for the purpose of the following paragraph, the phrase “the contractor” refers to the University.


The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)