TO: Dr. Tony Frank, President

FROM: Carmen Menoni, Chair; Paola Malpezzi Price, Co-Chair

SUBJECT: Statement of Support on Domestic Partner Benefits

DATE: April 28, 2009

The Commission on Women and Gender Equity would like to thank you for your efforts in promoting and supporting the Board of Governors’ approval to offer domestic partner benefits to faculty and administrative professionals.  Since this benefit does not apply to state classified personnel, however, the Commission remains committed to keeping this important issue at the forefront of University discussions and we urge the institution to support all appropriate efforts to ensure that all of its employees receive the same benefit.

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