Responsibility and roles

The principal has employer's liability at Mid Sweden University and assigns tasks in writing to each subordinate supervisor who has responsibility over staff. This means that it is your immediate supervisor who has responsibility for the work environment who is also obligated to perform the tasks involved in our work-environment responsibility. 

Supervisors

Supervisors represent the employer and are fully responsible for
employees and their work environment. Supervisors are ultimately responsible for
preventing unequal treatment and making it clear that such behaviour is unacceptable in
the organisation, counteracting discrimination, and in other ways promoting equal rights and
opportunities regardless of sex, gender identity or expression, ethnicity,
religion or other beliefs, impairment, sexual orientation, or age.

Staff and students

Within the scope of their active teamwork, staff and students have a role in
creating a good work environment and combating discrimination, harassment, and other
offensive and unequal treatment by responding to and acting to prevent it from happening.

Organisation of efforts promoting equal opportunities

Chair of the Strategy Group for Equal Opportunities 

On behalf of the Principal, the chair of the Strategy Group for Equal Opportunities is responsible for
leading efforts promoting equal opportunities. 

Strategy Group

The Strategy Group for Equal Opportunities supports management at Mid Sweden University and makes suggestions regarding general action plans based on Mid Sweden University's 2019-2023 strategy.

Equal Opportunities Officers

Equal Opportunities Officers are secretaries belonging to the Strategy Group for Equal Opportunities and support management at Mid Sweden University with issues relating to equal opportunities.

Equal Opportunities Representatives

Equal Opportunities Representatives participate in the Strategy Group for Equal Opportunities and primarily support supervisors in highlighting aspects relating to equal opportunities in day-to-day work.

Following up efforts to promote equal opportunities

An equal opportunities action plan is integrated into our operational planning and is based on
Mid Sweden University's strategy for 2019–2023. The action plan consists of comprehensive activities
in accordance with applicable legislation.

Local activities promoting equal opportunities are on the departmental level and are integrated into operational planning, affecting both employees and students.

Follow-up takes place in connection with the regular review of activities.

Strategy Group for Equal Opportunities

Dean: chair of the Strategy Group for Equal Opportunities

Student representative: student union, Sundsvall

Equal Opportunities Officer

Forum for Gender Studies

Department head

Equal Opportunities Representative

Contact

Equal Opportunities

Equal Opportunities