Hispanic or Latino – A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American or other Spanish
culture or origin, regardless of race
White – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.
Black or African American – A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander – A person having origins in any of the peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa
or other Pacific Islands.
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.
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 maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment.
Two or More Races – All persons who identify with more than one of the above five races.
Protected Veteran Classifications
A “disabled veteran” is one of the following:
a veteran of the US 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
a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.
A “recently separated veteran” means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such
veteran’s discharge or release from active duty in the US military, ground, naval or air service.
An “active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran” means a veteran who served on active duty in the US
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.
An “Armed forces service medal veteran” means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the US 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.
Protected veterans may have additional rights under USERRA – the Uniformed Services Employment and
Reemployment Rights Act. In particular, if you were absent from employment in order to perform service in the
uniformed service, you may be entitled to be reemployed by your employer in the position you would have
obtained with reasonable certainty if not for the absence due to service. For more information, call the U.S. Dept
of Labor’s Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS) at 1-866-4-USA-DOL.
August 26, 2019