Person with a Disability: For affirmative action data reporting purposes, people with disabilities are individuals with a permanent, physical, mental or sensory impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
The impairment must be both permanent and material rather than slight, but not necessarily require a workplace accommodation. An impairment that is episodic or in remission is still a disability if it would substantially limit a major life activity when active. The determination of whether an impairment substantially limits a major life activity shall be made without considering temporary improvements made through mitigating measures such as medication, therapy, reasonable accommodation, prosthetics, technology, equipment, or adaptive devices (but not to include ordinary eyeglasses or contact lenses).
Disability Date: The date an individual was determined to have a disability.
Race and Culture
American Indian or Alaska Native: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains a tribal affiliation or community attachment.
Asian: A person having origins in any of the original people of the Far East, Southeast Asia or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand and Vietnam.
Black or African American: A person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa.
Hispanic or Latino: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Central or South America or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. (Hispanic/Latino does not include persons from Portuguese speaking cultures such as Portugal or Brazil.)
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa or other Pacific Islands.
White/Caucasian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East or North Africa.
U.S. Veteran: Any person who:
- has one or more years of active military service in any branch of the armed forces of the United States or
- has less than one year of service and is discharged with a disability incurred in the line of duty or
- is discharged at the convenience of the government and who, upon termination of such service, has received an honorable discharge, a discharge for physical reasons with an honorable record or a release from active military service with evidence of service other than that for which an undesirable, bad conduct or dishonorable discharge shall be given.
Discharge Date: The most recent discharge date from active military service in any branch of the armed forces of the United States, as indicated on the employee’s Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty form DD214 or similar discharge paperwork.
Vietnam Era Veteran: A veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, any part of whose service was during the period August 5, 1964 through May 7, 1975, who served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days and was discharged or released with other than a dishonorable discharge, or was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability. Includes any veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who served in the Republic of Vietnam between February 28, 1961 and
May 7, 1975.
Special Disabled Veteran: A person who is entitled to compensation under laws administered by the Department of Veteran Affairs for:
- a disability rated at 30 percent or more; or,
- a disability rated at 10 or 20 percent, if it has been determined that the individual has a serious employment disability; or
- a discharge or release from active duty because of a service-connected disability.
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