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Equal Employment Opportunity

Stevenson University is an equal opportunity employer (EEO). In accordance with anti-discrimination laws, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates.  Stevenson University prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, sex orientation, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.  Stevenson University conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations. Our policy is to hold all employees, beginning with managers, accountable for keeping our workplace free from discrimination and ensuring that we provide equal employment opportunity for all in our workforce and for those seeking to enter our workforce. Improper interference with the ability of Stevenson University’s employees to perform their job duties may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. 

The University will not discriminate against any individual with a physical or mental disability, provided the individual is able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation. Decisions in these and other areas are job related and are based on individual merit, skill, ability to perform the job, length of service, satisfactory attendance, conduct, productivity, and quality of work. 

Scope 

The policy of equal employment opportunity and anti-discrimination applies to all aspects of the relationship between Stevenson University and its employees, including: 

  • Recruitment 
  • Employment 
  • Promotion 
  • Transfer 
  • Training 
  • Working Conditions 
  • Wages and salary administration 
  • Employee benefits and application of policies 

Dissemination and Implementation of Policy 

Human Resources will be responsible for the dissemination of this policy, overall maintenance of personnel records, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Vice presidents, directors, managers, and supervisors are responsible for implementing equal employment practices within each department.    

Procedures 

Stevenson University administers our EEO policy fairly and consistently by: 

  • Posting all required notices in areas highly visible to employees regarding employee rights under EEO laws. 
  • Advertising for job openings with the statement, "We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law." 
  • Forbidding retaliation against any individual who files a charge of discrimination, opposes a practice believed to be unlawful discrimination, reports harassment, or assists, testifies or participates in an EEO agency proceeding. 
  • Encouraging employees to report to a member of management or an HR representative any apparent discrimination or harassment. The report should be made within 48 hours of the incident. 
  • Promptly notifying the Vice President of Human Resources of all incidents or reports of discrimination or harassment and taking other appropriate measures to resolve the situation. 

(Approved July 2018) 

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