Policy 5.04 - Affirmative Action


The college is committed to the development and implementation of policies and procedures that will provide equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants. Promotion and professional growth for all employees are of major concern. As positions become available, the institution will proceed carefully to demonstrate that all qualified applicants will be considered for employment or promotion without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, or political affiliation or belief. Responsible persons will be appointed to monitor all aspects of this affirmative action plan. They will have overall managerial responsibility, reporting directly to the president and keeping him/her apprised of progress and problems in implementing the plan.

General Policy Statement

The college is committed to affirmative action. As part of its commitment to increase the number of minority personnel at the college, the institution has established the goal that the proportion of minority employees should be equal to their proportionate representation in the relevant labor markets for faculty, administrative, professional, and non-academic positions. The college provides equal employment and advancement for all qualified persons in employment and admissions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, or political affiliation or belief and promotes the full realization of equal opportunity in the total community. The college hires well-qualified people to perform the varied tasks required. In its recruiting and hiring practices, it provides equal opportunity for all persons seeking employment and administers working conditions, benefits and privileges of employment, compensation, training, advancement, transfers, and terminations for all employees without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, or political affiliation or belief.

General Objectives of Affirmative Action Plan

  1. To make a continuous effort to prevent occurrence of discriminatory employment practices.
  2. To establish and maintain employment levels consistent with the availability of qualified persons within relevant recruitment areas.
  3. To set goals and to adopt procedures designed to increase the minority representation at the college.
  4. To establish an equal proportion of minority employees in their proportionate representation in the relevant labor markets for faculty, administrative, and professional/non-academic positions.

Adopted:  January 17, 1984

Revised: January 24, 2002, July 20, 2010

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