Policy Name: Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
Responsibility for Maintenance: Human Resources and External Relations
Date of most recent changes: June 19, 2012
I. Policy Statement
The College prohibits, and will not tolerate, discrimination or
harassment on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation,
national origin, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics or
carrier status*, military service or veteran status, marital status or any
other characteristic protected by law. The College will comply with all
applicable equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment
including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, promotion, termination,
layoff, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, and training.
II. Reason for Policy
As stated in the College’s Principles of Community, “[r]especting
the dignity and diversity of others is fundamental to the educational process,
as well as the hallmark of citizen participation and interpersonal
relationships.” Therefore the College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Any form of unlawful discrimination, including harassment is strictly
prohibited. The College will comply with all applicable equal employment
opportunity and non-discrimination laws.
III. Applicability of the Policy
This policy applies to all College employees. Additionally,
the College prohibits students, vendors, suppliers, visitors, and any other
individual that an employee comes in contact with during the course of their
employment from discriminating against employees of the College based on any
protected class or status.
IV. Related Documents and References
Title or Position
Questions regarding EEO Policy
Office of Human Resources
Associate Vice President, Human Resources
Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. This act
protects Americans against discrimination based on their genetic information
when it comes to health insurance and employment.
An employee who feels that he or she has been the victim of
discrimination or harassment, or if an employee witnesses or learns of any
discrimination or harassment, the employee must take immediate action and
report the discrimination or harassment as outlined in the
Non-Discrimination/Non-Harassment Policy (Policy I5).
The College will not retaliate, intimidate, threaten,
discriminate, or otherwise take any adverse employment action against an
employee who files a complaint, testifies, or assists in any complaint made
under this policy or with a court or government agency.
Approved by the OCC Board of Trustees April 3, 2006
Updated and approved by the Board of Trustees June 19, 2012