G-32-2.2 Affirmative Action Policy

Community Colleges in Oregon are required by Oregon Statute to include an affirmative action policy as part of their overall personnel policies. Central Oregon Community College is committed to the concepts and goals of affirmative action. It is therefore the policy of Central Oregon Community College to take affirmative action to recruit and to employ members of protected groups. Protected minority groups include American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, Black and Hispanic individuals. Women are also designated as a protected group. The protected groups are those groups of persons who have historically been most disadvantaged by

discriminatory practices formerly sanctioned by law. Affirmative employment efforts are also required for disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era and for disabled persons.

Persons having questions about equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination, should contact the EEO/Affirmative Action Officer in Human Resources. Harassment complaints should be directed to personnel trained to deal with such allegations. A list of such trained personnel is kept in the Office of the President.