BP 3420: Equal Employment Opportunity

The Board of Education desires to build a community in which opportunity is equalized, and community colleges foster a climate of acceptance, with the inclusion of employees from a wide variety of backgrounds.  It agrees that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding and respect, harmony and respect, and suitable role models for all students.

An equitable and inclusive hiring process is essential to improve diversity, reduce barriers to employment, and allow potential applicants the opportunity to demonstrate that they meet or exceed the minimum qualifications for employment.

The Board of Education, therefore, commits itself to promote the total realization of equal employment through a continuing equal employment opportunity program.

The President shall develop, for review and adoption by the Board of Education, a plan for equal employment opportunity that complies with federal and state law as modified or clarified by judicial interpretation from time to time.

The President shall develop hiring procedures driven by diversity, equity, and inclusion and consistent with the College’s intent described above.

Adopted:   3/8/06

Revised:  4/6/10

References: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) and 42 U.S. Code Section  2000e  
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967(ADEA) and 29 Code of Federal Regulations Parts  1625 et seq.;  
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and 29 Code of Federal
Regulations Parts  1630 et seq.;  
ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA);  
Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) and 29 Code of Federal Regulations Parts  1635.1 et seq.;  
29 Code of Federal Regulations Parts  1601.1 et seq. – Discrimination based on National Origin;  
29 Code of Federal Regulations Parts  1606 et seq. – Religious Discrimination;  
Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (PDA) and 29 Code of Federal
Regulations Part  1604.10;  
ORS 659A