It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, ("the Cary Institute"), not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, handicap or disability, current military status or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran with respect to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion and other terms and conditions of employment. Further, it is the policy of the Cary Institute to comply with the concepts and practices of affirmative action.
Effective implementation and continuing administration of this policy will be the direct responsibility of the Human Resources office. The Manager of Human Resources has been appointed as Affirmative Action Administrator with responsibilities to maintain and implement our Affirmative Action Plan and to ensure that the coordination, direction and review of equal employment opportunity policies, practices and programs are accomplished. The Manager of Human Resources will be responsible for making reports to senior management on our equal employment efforts on a periodic and continuing basis.
All supervisory personnel should make special efforts to assure that all employees reporting to them understand and effectively implement the policy. Supervisory employees will be evaluated on their adherence and commitment to our policy.
The Cary Institute does not condone and will not tolerate the harassment of any employee. Complaints of harassment of any type, including sexual harassment, should be brought to the attention of the Manager of Human Resources.
Further, all complaints of discriminatory treatment in violation of this policy should be brought to the attention of the Manager of Human Resources so that the procedure outlined in the Policy and Procedure Manual or collective bargaining agreement may be implemented.
It is the responsibility of each and every employee of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies to give our policy of equal employment opportunity real meaning and full support.
Effective July, 2008.