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

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Area Commission
  3. Information Technology
  4. Plans and Analysis
  5. Marketing
  6. Financial Affairs
  7. Facilities Management
  8. Human Resources and Employee Relations

    8-0-0 Non-Discrimination of Persons with Disabilities Policy

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

    8-1-1 Employment Practices

    8-1-3 Establishment and Classification of Positions

    8-1-4 Teacher and Employee Retention Incentive Program (TERI)

    8-2-0 Sexual Harassment and Unprofessional Conduct

    8-2-1 Sexual Harassment and Unprofessional Conduct: Reporting, Investigation, Resolution and Grievance Process

    8-3-2 Hazardous Weather

    8-4-1 Personnel Work Schedules and Overtime Compensation

    8-4-2 Employment of Temporary Faculty

    8-4-3 Employment of Temporary Classified Employees

    8-4-4 Adjunct Faculty Salary

    8-5-1 Faculty, Teaching

    8-5-3 English Fluency Requirements for Faculty Employment

    8-5-4 Intellectual Property Rights

    8-6-1 Political Activity

    8-7-1 Employee Alcohol/Drug Use

    8-8-1 Employment Verification

    8-8-2 Background Checks

    8-9-0 Conflict of Interest Policy/Ethics, Government Accountability & Campaign Reform Act of 1991

    8-9-1 Honorariums, Gratuities, and Gifts

    8-9-2 Prohibition of Unauthorized Use of College Assets/Information

    8-9-3 Solicitation and Distribution of Non-College Related Materials

    8-9-4 Employee Recognition, Official and Unofficial

    Employee Terminations

    8-12-1 Personnel Files

    8-13-1 Leave Records

    8-13-2 Leave, Temporary Disability

    8-13-3 Leave Without Pay

    8-13-4 Workers' Compensation

    8-13-5 Employee Assistance Guidelines

    8-13-6 Employee Leave Transfer Program

    8-13-8 Faculty Non-Work Days

    8-13-10 Employee Benefits, Employer-Contributed Insurance & Retirement

    8-14-1 Secondary Employment

    8-15-1 Classified Employees Compensation

    8-16-1 Orientation, New Employees

    8-16-2 Telecommuting

    8-17-1 Holidays

    8-18-1 Employment of Relatives (Nepotism)

    8-19-0 Statement of Ethical Principles for Employees

    8-21-0 Whistleblower Policy

    8-21-1 Whistleblower Procedure

    8-22-1 Records Retention

  9. Development
  10. Procurement and Inventory Control
  11. Auxiliary Enterprises and Printing Services
  12. Public Safety
  13. Division of Education
  14. Intentionally Left Blank for Future Use
  15. Intentionally Left Blank for Future Use
  16. Admissions and Registrar
  17. Student Services

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


It is the policy of Trident Technical College that no discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, color, disability, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital or family status, services in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, political opinions, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin  or any other factor protected under applicable federal, state and local civil rights laws, rules and regulations (collectively referred to as "Protected Status") 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.  The College will provide reasonable accommodation, consistent with state and federal law, due to a disability, religion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation.

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 based on Protected Status, 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 based on Protected Status.

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 Associate Vice President for Human Resources serves as the Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Officer.  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 Associate Vice President for Human Resources 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 Document)  

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Moved to Section 8 - MAY 19, 1998


Reaffirmed: 03-21-1995

Reaffirmed: 09-26-1999

Reaffirmed: 10-08-2000

Reaffirmed: 02-19-2002

Reaffirmed: 12-17-2002

Modified and Approved: 07-22-2003

Modified and Approved: 10-22-2004

Reaffirmed: 09-20-2005

Reaffirmed: 11-14-2006

Reaffirmed: 10-27-2007

Reaffirmed: 03-11-2008

Reaffirmed: 03-24-2009

Reaffirmed: 03-23-2010

Reaffirmed: 03-15-2011

Reaffirmed: 03-20-2012

Reaffirmed: 01-15-2013

Reaffirmed: 01-21-2014

Modified and Approved: 05-26-2015

Modified and Approved: 05-24-2016

Reaffirmed: 05-23-2017

Modified and Approved: 03-27-2018

Modified and Approved: 09-24-2019

Reaffirmed: 03-23-2021