Voluntary Self-Identification Information

Employee Self-Identification Information

As a federal contractor, the university is required to annually report aggregate demographic data about the workforce including race/ethnicity, disability, and veteran data.

To help ensure that the university has the most accurate data, we invite all employees to login to uaccess.arizona.edu and complete a brief survey. Your response is voluntary, but strongly encouraged. The information that you provide will be kept confidential, and it will not impact your current employment status.

To verify or update your information, login to UAccess Employee with your UA NetID and password and select: Employee Self Service> Personal Information. From there, you may access and update your veteran status, disability, and race/ethnicity information. 

For technical assistance with UAccess, please contact UITS’ 24/7 IT Support Center at (520) 626-TECH (8324) or (877) 522-7929

For more information about the federal reporting categories, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity at (520) 621-9449 or equity@email.arizona.edu.  

Federal Definitions

Disability Status:

A person with a disability is a person who has a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity or has a record of such impairment or medical condition.

Veteran Status:

Disabled Veteran: A “disabled veteran” is (1) a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or (2) a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

Recently Separated Veteran: A “recently separated veteran” is any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.

Active Duty Wartime or Campaign Badge Veteran: An “active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran” is a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.

Armed Forces Service Medal Veteran: An “Armed Forces service medal veteran” is a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.


Hispanic or Latino: A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.

American Indian or Alaska Native: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America) who maintains cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community attachment.

Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples 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.

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.

White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Related Federal Guidance

Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act
Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act
41 CFR 60–1