Minority Recruitment and Mentoring Program

Article 3.2 of the SUOAF-AFSCME collective bargaining agreement recognizes the compelling need to increase the minority proportion of bargaining unit members to more closely approximate the racial and ethnic diversity of the population of our state and nation.

The Purpose of the MRMC is to:

  • Identify and recommend qualified minority candidates to search committees
  • Arrange mentoring opportunities for newly appointed minority employees

The MRMC collecting bargaining agreement provides financial resources to provide direct and continuing support for obtaining credentials/qualifications by minority appointees to the SUOAF bargaining unit. If you are interested in financial assistance to, attend professional conferences, pursue an advanced degree, and/or obtain professional certification or other training or education you may apply for funding.

Please note that “Minority” is defined as:

  • African American (Black)
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Asian/Pacific Islander
  • Alaskan/Aleutian


MRMC Grant Guidelines and Application Mentor / Mentee Application