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Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy : 1:08:10:01

POLICY STATEMENT

Motlow State Community College’s commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action includes the issuance of the following policy statement by the President.

I. INTENT

  1. The President of Motlow State Community College is committed to an effective Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) to eliminate the possibility of discriminatory practices and correct the effects of any past discriminatory practices that may be identified.
  2. To this end, the President has declared an institutional policy regarding equal employment opportunity and affirmative action guidance in accordance with TBR policy.
  3. Motlow State Community College has assigned a qualified individual who has overall responsibility for equal employment opportunity and affirmative action and will serve as the EEO/AA Officer.
  4. Motlow State Community College has assigned a qualified individual who has overall responsibility for coordinating Title IX initiatives and will serve as the Title IX Coordinator.
  5. The Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has been designated by the President to serve as the institution’s EEO/AA Officer and Title IX Coordinator.
  6. Duties of the EEO/AA Officer and Title IX Coordinator
    1. The MSCC EEO/AA Officer/Title IX Coordinator will coordinate investigations and resolve all complaints of unlawful harassment as required by applicable policy and/or directed by Guideline P- 080 and will consult the Office of General Counsel for legal advice.
    2. The MSCC EEO/AA Officer who is responsible for promoting and assuring compliance with this policy and with all applicable EEO laws, regulations, policies, and guidelines.
    3. The EEO/AA Officer will develop and maintain an EEO/AA program
  7. The Executive Director of Human Resources, in conjunction with the Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, will ensure the following:
    1. Personnel decisions are made with appropriate consideration in regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class.
    2. Employment practices are based on a policy that furthers the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.
    3. Decisions relative to promotional opportunities are based on principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.
    4. Personnel actions such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, returns from layoff, institutional-sponsored training, education, tuition assistance, and social and recreation programs are administered with appropriate consideration in regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class.
  8. Furthermore, Motlow State Community College’s policy requires dissemination of the President’s declaration so that it will be widely known that the institution subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

SOURCES

TBR Policy 5:01:02:00

HISTORY

February 20, 2007; May 24, 2016; approved by the Leadership Council on August 12, 2020; effective date: August 14, 2020; Leadership Council is replaced by Institutional Oversight Committee (IOC) in 2020; Editorial Changes August 5, 2021

President Cabinet: Affirms Editorial Changes to Reflect Position Title Changes: September 7, 2021

Effective Date: September 7, 2021

RESPONSIBLE PARTY

Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & Executive Director of Human Resources

 

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