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federal posters imageRights and Responsibilities

IU Employees and Applicants

Indiana University employees and applicants of positions have certain protections under Federal and State law as well as University policy. The information on this page is a useful guide for understanding your rights and responsibilities as they relate to employment laws, regulations and requirements.

poster imageAmerican Disabilities Act (ADA)

Summary: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, an individual can request an accommodation to participate in an employment-related activity.

Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act

Summary: This law requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. Annual reports are available online by campus as listed on the web page below. You may also request a paper copy from a campus IUPD contact.

Conflicts of Interest

Summary: It is the policy of Indiana University that conflicts of interest should be avoided where possible, or otherwise disclosed and managed. Employees have a responsibility to immediately disclose any real or potential conflicts of interest.

Conflicts of Commitment

Summary: It is the policy of Indiana University that employees devote their university work activities to official functions of the university; use university resources only in the interest of the university; and, not allow external activities to impede the fulfillment of university responsibilities.

poster imageEqual Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Summary: Indiana University's statement prohibiting job discrimination.

poster imageFair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Summary: The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is an employee protection act that establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, equal pay, and recordkeeping laws.





poster imageFamily Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Summary: The FMLA of 1993 provides an entitlement of up to 12 weeks of job-protected, unpaid leave during a calendar year to eligible, covered employees for (1) birth and care of a child or placement for adoption/foster care of a child; (2) care of an immediate family member; or (3) care of the employee's own health condition.



poster imageGenetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)

Summary:  The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) prohibits the use of genetic information in employment decision making; restricts employers from requesting, requiring, or purchasing genetic information; requires that genetic information be maintained as a confidential medical record; and places strict limits on disclosure of genetic information

poster imageMilitary Leaves for Employees

Summary: The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) establishes employee eligibility and job entitlements, employer obligations, benefits and remedies under the Act.


Sexual Misconduct

Summary: The federal law Title IX governs Indiana University’s response to sexual harassment and sexual violence. All employees of the university have an obligation to prevent and respond promptly to all forms of sexual misconduct. In compliance with Title IX, “Responsible Employees” are required to share information known to them about incidents of sexual misconduct.

Substance-Free Workplace

Summary: In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989. References the Controlled Substances Act, criminal penalties, and health risks.



HR at IU South Bend

Page updated: November 2015
Contact Employment: • 812-855-2172

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

The Annual Security Reports, containing policy statements and crime statistics for Indiana University campuses, are available through Public Safety and the IU Police Department web sites at protect.iu.edu/police-safety/annual-reports/index.html.  A paper copy will be provided upon request from Public Safety at .