Equal Employment Opportunity

San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY STATEMENT

It is the policy of San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of his or her race, color, religion, sex, or national origin or because he or she is an individual with a disability or disabled veteran, Armed Forces service medal veteran, recently separated veteran, or active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran, or thereinafter referred collectively as “protected veterans.” It is also the policy of San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired to take affirmative action to employ and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of their status as individuals with disabilities or protected veterans, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training, including apprenticeship, at all levels of employment.

 

Employees and applicants shall not be subjected to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion or discrimination because they have engaged in or may engage in any of the following activities: (1) Filing a complaint; (2) Assisting or participating in an investigation, compliance evaluation, hearing, or any other activity related to the administration of Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 503) or any other Federal, State or local law requiring equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities; (3) Opposing any act or practice made unlawful by section 503 or its implementing regulations in this part or any other Federal, State or local law requiring equal opportunity for disabled persons; or (4) Exercising any other right protected by section 503 or its implementing regulations in this part.

 

As President/CEO of San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired, I am committed to the principles of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity. In order to ensure dissemination and implementation of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action throughout all levels of the company, I have selected Paula Blacklock as the Sr Director of HR and Rehab for San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired. One of the Sr Director of HR and Rehab’s duties will be to establish and maintain an internal audit and reporting system to allow for effective measurement of San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired programs.

In furtherance of San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired policy regarding Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity, San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired has developed a written Affirmative Action Program which sets forth the policies, practices and procedures that San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired is committed to in order to ensure that its policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative action for qualified individuals with disabilities and qualified protected veterans is accomplished. This Affirmative Action Program is available for inspection by any employee or applicant for employment upon request between 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mon­ Fri at the Human Resources department. Any questions should be directed to me, your supervisor, or Paula Blacklock, Sr Director of HR and Rehab. at 210-533-5195 ext. 2300.

Mike Gilliam

San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind

01/01/2015