Community Colleges of Spokane, recognizing its responsibility to provide cultural and social leadership and uphold the laws of the United States (Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended) and the state of Washington (Chapters 49.60 RCW and 357-25 WAC) regarding equal employment opportunity and the elimination of discrimination and harassment within the workplace, adopts the following policies:
(1) Equal Employment Opportunity
Community Colleges of Spokane, as an employer, has the on-going responsibility to follow equal employment practices and to conduct outreach within geographic areas where analysis of current employment shows under representation of women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, Vietnam-era veterans, veterans with disability, and persons over the age of 40 within the various job categories of the district.
Community Colleges of Spokane is committed to providing a work environment free from any form of discrimination or harassment directed to any individual or group on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, creed, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.
Fostering and developing the understanding of diverse social and cultural traditions of all people in the workplace is a fundamental role of the district. Prejudice and bigotry, including racism, sexism, and any other bias that creates barriers, perpetuates stereotypes or promotes ignorance, is contrary to the mission and obligations of the district. It has no value or place in this academic community, shall not be tolerated, and pursuant to this policy, shall be prohibited. Confirmed violations of this policy may lead to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
[Adopted 04/7/72] [Most Recently Reaffirmed 01/21/97; Reaffirmed 01/20/98; Amended & Reaffirmed 03/21/00; Amended and Reaffirmed 03-20-01] [Revised 10/21/03].