EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICY
It is the policy of the Company and its subsidiaries to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discriminating against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, disability, national origin, age, status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era; or any other protected group status. I wish to reaffirm and re-emphasize that this policy applies throughout the Company and each of its subsidiaries.
To implement this policy, the Company has established Affirmative Action Programs by which we undertake that:
- We will recruit, hire, train, and promote qualified persons in all job titles, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, disability, national origin, age, covered veterans’ status, or any other protected group status;
- We will base decisions on employment so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity;
- We will insure that promotion decisions are in accord with principles of equal employment opportunity by imposing only valid requirements for promotional opportunities;
- We will insure that all personnel actions such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training education, tuition assistance, social and recreational programs, will be administered without regard to race, religion, color, sec, disability, national origin, age, covered veterans’ status, or any other protected group status.
Overall responsibility for the implementation of this policy is delegated to the EEO Compliance/Human Resource Director, who is hereby designated as the EEO Compliance Officer.