Big Sandy Area Development District      Policy Manual

Equal Employment Opportunity

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Big Sandy ADD will be based on merit, qualifications, abilities and budget. Big Sandy ADD does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. Big Sandy ADD complies with the provisions of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) P.L. 101-336, Subpart D, Section 35, 150 [28 CRF Part 35, Subpart D, Section 35, 149-35, 151]

Further, Big Sandy ADD complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 , P.L. 93-112 which states no otherwise handicapped individual in the United States, as defined in section 7 (6), shall, solely by reason of his handicap, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance and will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. This policy covers all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

If you have a question or concern about any type of discrimination in the workplace, you are encouraged to bring the issue to the attention of your Team Leader or the Executive Director. At Big Sandy ADD, be assured that you can raise concerns and make reports without fear of reprisal. Further, anyone found to be engaging in any type of unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

Policy No.  103  Issued  3/17/2011  Applicable  2/1/2011

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