§ 32.4. Duties of the Department
(a) The Department will collect and review the statements of assurance under § 32.3 (relating to assurances) and other information and data as it might require to determine compliance with this chapter and may publish summaries of the data it deems appropriate.
(b) In designing assurance forms and other data collection instruments, the Department will, whenever possible, rely upon copies of existing documents submitted by institutions. When copies of existing documents do not suffice, the Department will design data collection instruments to assure minimal duplication of data collection effort on the part of institutions.
(c) From time to time, the Secretary or a designee will publish and disseminate information about successful efforts by institutions of higher education to provide equal opportunity in admissions and treatment of students, in educational programs for students, in employment opportunities, and in governance.
(d) The Department will conduct compliance reviews necessitated by an institutions failure to comply with this chapter, allegations of failure to comply, or Federal or State court order, under § 32.5 (relating to compliance review).
(e) The Secretary or a designee will, prior to implementing an enforcement action under § 32.6 (relating to enforcement) or invoking sanctions under § 32.7 (relating to sanctions), intercede with institutions which are not in compliance with this chapter through conciliation, persuasion and negotiation and shall take further enforcement action or impose sanctions only when efforts under this subsection have failed.
The provisions of this § 32.4 amended August 8, 1975, effective August 9, 1975, 5 Pa. B. 2027; amended July 17, 1992, effective July 18, 1992, 22 Pa. B. 3739. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (108451) to (108452).
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