Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Policy

Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity Policy

It is the intent of Volunteers of America Oregon to employ and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, expression of gender identity, socioeconomic status, source of legal income, geographic origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, promotions, compensation, employee benefits, transfers, layoffs, returns from layoffs, terminations, Company-sponsored training, education, social and recreation programs, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

Supervisors’ work performance is evaluated in part on their equal employment opportunity (EEO) efforts and results.

Volunteers of America Oregon is also an affirmative action employer and maintains affirmative action procedures and practices to fulfill the objectives of this policy. The Human Resources Manager is responsible for directing and monitoring the company’s affirmative action program and designing and implementing audit and reporting systems that will keep management informed of the status of the Company’s affirmative action program. Volunteers of America will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin as required by Executive Order 11246. Volunteers of America Oregon also will take affirmative action to employ, advance in employment, and otherwise treat qualified individuals with disabilities, qualified disabled veterans, and certain veterans as provided in Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act as amended by the Job for Veterans Act.

Applicants and employees may be requested to identify themselves as members of protected groups as part of the company affirmative action compliance. Persons who consider themselves to have covered disabilities or veteran status may volunteer to have this information made a part of their employment record by informing Human Resources of the existence of any such handicap, disability, or Vietnam era military service. Such information will be treated confidentially.

Documents related to Volunteers of America Oregon’s affirmative action programs are available for review upon request in Human Resources on regularly scheduled workdays by advance appointment.