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8-1-0 Affirmative Action and Non-Discrimination Policy

 

NUMBER:  8-1-0          APPROVED DATE:  08-27-1979

BASED ON POLICY NUMBER AND TITLE:  SBTCE POLICY 8-7-100 EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES

It is the policy of Trident Technical College that no discrimination on the grounds of race, color, disability, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, gender identity, pregnancy, or national or ethnic origin will exist in any area of the College.  The College will make all decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, training, promotions, and all other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the above grounds or on other factors, which cannot lawfully be the basis for an employment decision.

Trident Technical College reaffirms its policy of administering all its educational programs and related supportive services and benefits in a manner which does not discriminate because of a current student's, or prospective student's race, color, disability, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, gender identity, pregnancy, or national or ethnic origin, or other characteristics which cannot lawfully be the basis for provision or denial of services.

In addition, Trident Technical College endorses the principle of affirmative action designed to remove any disparate effects of past discrimination because of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, marital status, veteran status, gender identity, pregnancy, or national or ethnic origin.

This policy applies to all personnel actions including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, layoffs, recall from layoffs, and educational, social, or recreational programs of the College.  The Human Resources Director was appointed Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Officer on January 3, 1985.  The Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Officer will have overall responsibility for implementation of Affirmative Action and will have the full cooperation of all vice presidents, deans, department heads, directors, supervisors, and other employees.

All officials and other employees of this College, as well as various employment agencies, both public and private, labor organizations, and any advertising agency with whom the College may deal, will be informed that Trident Technical College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and adheres to all state and federal laws applicable to employment decisions.

Through the policies and programs set forth in this plan, Trident Technical College undertakes to comply fully with all federal and state laws relating to equal educational opportunity, equal employment opportunity, and affirmative action.

Trident Technical College has developed an Affirmative Action Plan to help achieve the goal of equal employment opportunity for all.  The Area Commission has reviewed the Plan and has committed to implementing the goals and timetables established in the Plan.  The Human Resources Director will have overall responsibility for implementation of the Affirmative Action Plan.  These responsibilities include: development of specific goals and timetables, reporting progress to the President, and regular progress reports to the President’s Cabinet.  Other identified internal and/or external groups will receive progress reports as requested. This Affirmative Action Plan will remain in effect until Trident Technical College has achieved a fair representation of all groups within the work force.

Affirmative Action Plan (Acrobat PDF format, 31 pages)  

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Approved by Trident Technical College Area Commission August 27, 1979

Reaffirmed March 21, 1995

Moved to Section 8 - MAY 19, 1998

Reaffirmed---September 26, 1999

Reaffirmed October 8, 2000

Reaffirmed February 19, 2002

Reaffirmed December 17, 2002   

Modified and Approved by Area Commission—July 22, 2003

Modified and Approved by Area Commission---October 22, 2004

Reaffirmed September 20, 2005

Reaffirmed November 14, 2006

Reaffirmed October 27, 2007

Reaffirmed March 11, 2008

Reaffirmed March 24, 2009

Reaffirmed March 23, 2010

Reaffirmed March 15, 2011

Reaffirmed March 20, 2012

Reaffirmed January 15, 2013

Reaffirmed January 21, 2014

Modified and Approved by Area Commission May 26, 2015

Modified and Approved by Area Commission May 24, 2016