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Policy 1B.3 EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) Consistent with its obligations under applicable state and federal laws and regulations, the Falls Church City School Board is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all employment programs, benefits, and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance, and merit, without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved. The Falls Church City Public Schools will adhere to a policy of equal employment opportunities for all employees. It is the policy of the Board not to discriminate against any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, service in the uniformed services or pregnancy, childbirth or other related medical conditions. Discrimination against any person shall be prohibited in recruitment, advertising, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, assignments, discipline, reduction in force and termination, and any other aspect of personnel administration for any of the above-listed reasons, because of an employee's exercise of his/her First Amendment rights, or because of other nonmerit factors. The following statement shall be placed on all employment application forms and shall be disseminated throughout the Falls Church City Public Schools: "In accordance with federal, state and local laws, the Falls Church City School Board is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, service in the uniformed services, or pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions in admission to, access to, treatment of, or employment in its programs and activities. The Director of Human Resources is designated as the responsible person regarding assurances of nondiscrimination in employment. He/she may be reached at the following address: 800 West Broad Street, Suite 203 and telephone number (703) 248-5600 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org" The Superintendent will emphasize in employment advertisements, notices, and other means used that the Falls Church City Public Schools considers all candidates on a fair and equal basis in recruitment and selection. The School Board assures all employees of equal opportunities for promotion and additional responsibilities within the school division. Advancement and professional skills development within the division will be based upon the employee's qualifications, achievement, willingness and ability to assume a position of more responsibility, and the availability of such opportunities.
1 Adopted: 5/6/1975 Revised: 6/8/2010
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Supervisory personnel will adhere to this policy and will be informed of their responsibilities in the areas of human relations and equal employment opportunity requirements An employee who alleges a violation of this policy may process a complaint in accordance with the grievance procedure in Policies 8.36 and 8.37. The School Board recognizes that any candidate for a position with the school division who believes that he/she has been denied employment for a discriminatory reason in violation of this policy has the right to file a complaint with state and federal agencies and may have other remedies as provided by law.
Legal References: Age Discrimination in Employment Act; 20 USC §§ 1400 et seq.; 20 USC §§ 1681 et seq.; 29 USC §§ 621 et seq.; 29 USC §§ 794; 38 USC §§ 4301 et seq.; 42 USC §§ 2000e et seq.; 42 USC §§ 12101 et seq.; 29 CFR 1604.11; 45 CFR parts 81, 86; Constitution of Virginia; Regulations of the Virginia Board of Education, Adopted May 2005, Procedures for Adjusting Grievances, 8 VAC 20-90-10 et seq.
2 Adopted: 5/6/1975 Revised: 6/8/2010
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