Sac State University Policy Manual

Harassment and Retaliation, Policy Against

Policy Administrator: Vice President for Human Resources
Authority: CSU Executive Orders 927 & 928
Effective Date: September 1, 2011
Updated: September 1, 2011
Index Cross-References: UMS16000.htm (no longer in use)
Policy File Number:HRS-0127




It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State) to comply with all Federal and State laws and California State University policies regarding harassment and retaliation.  Sacramento State is committed to maintaining a working and learning environment free from harassment of students, staff and faculty and those who seek such status.  All students, staff and faculty should be aware that this University is concerned and will take action to eliminate sexual harassment.  Sexual harassment is not only unprofessional conduct and a violation of the law, it is also conduct subject to disciplinary action.

Sacramento State’s Policy Against Sexual Harassment (UMS16000.htm) dated July 25, 1995, is currently under review. Until that review is completed Sacramento State will utilize the policy and procedures in CSU Executive Orders 927 and 928 to address complaints of harassment and retaliation from employees, applicants for employment, and independent contractors.  CSU Executive Order 927 broadens the scope of what was once the CSU's sexual harassment policy to one that prohibits unlawful harassment based on any statutory category protected by the Fair Employment and Housing Act. CSU Executive Order 927 can be accessed at CSU Executive Order 928 provides the procedures for filing and processing discrimination, harassment and retaliation complaints for employees who are not eligible to file a complaint or grievance under a collective bargaining agreement or whose collective bargaining agreement incorporates CSU system-wide complaint procedure for such purposes.  CSU Executive Order 928 can be accessed at

Questions regarding these policies, including filing of complaints, should be directed to the Director of Employment Equity in the Office of Human Resources at Sacramento State.


Approved by Alexander Gonzalez, President

September 1, 2011