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SBCTC Policy Manual
Chapter 2: Faculty and Staff Personnel

2.60.00 Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policies

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges:

  1. Is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, limited English speaking ability, or disability (see RCW 41.06.150; RCW 49.74).
  2. Recognizes its continuing responsibility to set an example of affirmative action by including women, people of color, people with disabilities, Vietnam era and disabled veterans at all levels within the agency workforce.
  3. Considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of the agency and hereby commits the necessary staff time and resources to implement effectively this affirmative action policy.

The executive director will assure that the agency's commitment to affirmative action is demonstrated through: (1) reviewing minimum qualifications on agency job announcements to assure that they are job-related and that they do not contain artificial barriers which may disproportionately screen out members of protected groups; (2) developing an intensive and aggressive recruiting program designed to assure that competitive people of color, women, people with disabilities, Vietnam era and disabled veterans are contacted and are encouraged to apply for vacant positions within the agency; (3) monitoring of each phase of the agency’s recruiting and selection processes to determine affirmative action impact; (4) continual monitoring of the agency’s training, promotion, and compensation practices to assure that these programs are administered in a non-discriminatory manner.

A plan has been designed to implement these principles that provide positive benefits to the agency through fuller utilization and development of women, people of color, people with disabilities, Vietnam era and disabled veterans. This plan will be reviewed and its effectiveness reevaluated periodically.

The executive director has the overall responsibility and authority for assuring that the affirmative action program is implemented. The division directors share in this responsibility as specifically noted in the plan. Responsibility for coordination of the plan and maintenance of systems to monitor program effectiveness is vested in the Human Resource Director and in the Director, Administrative Services Division who is the designated agency affirmative action officer.

Policy History

ActionDescriptionRevision Date
SBCTC Resolution 02-09-16 Board approved Policy Manual 9/19/2002

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