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III-16: Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Policy Number: III-16
Last Reviewed: October 21, 2020
Responsible Dept.: Human Resources
Office to contact for clarifications: Human Resources

A signed copy of this policy is available in the President's Office.

Purpose:

Virginia Western Community College is committed to providing opportunities for all applicants and employees, as well as fostering a culture of inclusion, diversity and mutual respect.

Policy:

Virginia Western Community College is committed to diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.

The college does not discriminate in employment on the basis on race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, military service and/or veteran status, caregiver status, national origin, genetic information, current/past/potential pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, political affiliation, age, hair, hair texture, hair type, protective hair styles (such as braids, locks and twists), child birth and related medical conditions, and persons with or perceived to have disability; or any other basis prohibited by state law relating to discrimination in employment.

The college complies with the non-discrimination directives in the Virginia Public Procurement Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Title 29 Labor, Chapter XIV Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Part 1608, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, and other applicable federal and state laws. The college also complies with the Uniformed Services Employment & Re-employment Rights Act. Further, the college is committed to complying with the Governor's Executive Order Number One (current year) as declared by the sitting governor.

This policy shall be followed for recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, demotion, role changes, compensation, benefits, layoff, training programs, purchasing, accessibility and job accommodation without regard to the individual’s status protected by law.

The college will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities whenever the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform all essential functions of the position.

Any person employed by Virginia Western Community College who fails to comply with this policy will be subject to disciplinary action.

Additional Information:

References

DHRM Policy 2.05 - Equal Employment Opportunity
Civil Rights Act of 1991
Governor's Executive Order Number One
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended
Title 29 Labor, Chapter XIV Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Part 1608
Uniformed Services Employment & Re-employment Rights Act
Virginia Public Procurement Act
VCCS Policy Manual, Chapter 3

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