Board of Trustees Policy: 6.6
Date: October 2016
Supersedes: May 2003
This policy will affirm and describe the College’s commitment to the principles of equal employment opportunities for veterans; to set forth the action to be taken by the College and its employees concerning employment opportunities for qualified veterans.
The College welcomes the application of veterans for employment with the College and will not discriminate in its educational programs or employment practices against individuals who are veterans.
Specific Policy – Employment
- The College will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because he or she is a veteran in regard to any position for which the employee or applicant is qualified. Placement will be commensurate with the ability to perform assigned work. Veterans will receive the same regular compensation as those who are not veterans for like work.
- The College agrees to take positive steps to employ, advance in employment and otherwise treat known qualified veterans without discrimination based upon their veteran status in all employment practices, including but not limited to the following: application, testing, hiring, work assignments, evaluation, promotion, transfer, disciplinary actions, recruitment or recruitment advertising, layoff/recall, termination or demotion, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.
- The College further confirms that it is in compliance with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), the applicable Federal law that establishes rights and responsibilities for uniformed service members and their civilian employers. Accordingly, persons who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, Reserves, National Guard or other uniformed services are not disadvantaged in their civilian careers because of their service; are promptly reemployed in their civilian jobs upon return from duty; and are not discriminated against in employment based on past, present or future military service.
The College has a Veterans Resource Center that provides many services to current veteran employees and students. Information about ongoing activity and assistance for veteran students, employees and their dependents can be accessed online at Veterans Resource Center.