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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Adopted: April 14, 2016

The Library actively supports and encourages non-discriminatory employment policies and practices and is committed to fostering the growth and development of its employees. No employee or applicant will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, veteran or military status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

It is the Library’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote the most qualified individuals based on merit, qualifications, and abilities, which includes a combination of both education and work experience. It is the Library’s belief that its Equal Employment Opportunity Policy will be furthered in an environment of mutual trust where employees are encouraged to discuss their problems with their supervisors or the Library Director. The Library has pledged to pursue this policy and employees are expected to comply with this policy in every respect.

The Library will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities to perform their essential job functions, unless doing so would result in undue hardship to the Library. Applicants or employees who believe they need a reasonable accommodation should contact the Library Director. All requests received will be evaluated individually and responded to appropriately. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

Genetic Information

The federal Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) restricts employers from requesting or requiring genetic information, except in limited circumstances. Accordingly, employees should not provide any genetic information when responding to requests for medical information. Genetic information includes an individual’s family medical history, the results of an individual’s or family member’s genetic tests, the fact that an individual or an individual’s family member sought or received genetic services, and genetic information of a fetus carried by an individual or an individual’s family member or an embryo lawfully held by an individual or family member receiving assistive reproduction services.