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Highline Community College Human Resources:  Administrative Handbook

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

The Highline College Board of Trustees herein reaffirms its policy of equal employment regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, genetic information or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran.

The Board is committed to affirmative action for Native Americans/Alaskan Natives, Asians/Pacific Islanders, Blacks, Hispanics, women, persons age 40 and over, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans, and Vietnam era veterans.

This policy applies to all levels and in all segments of the College involving both academic and staff employees. The goal of the College is to ensure that there is truly equal opportunity for everyone. To this end, all matters relating to compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, college sponsored training, education, tuition assistance, social and recreation programs will be free of discriminatory practices without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran. The College, consistent with the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), will not obtain any genetic information (including family medical history) from applicants or employees. It is the obligation of the Board, administration, and other supervisory personnel to ensure that faculty and staff at all levels carry out the intent and the spirit of this Equal Employment Policy and Affirmative Action Program.

The President of Highline College has the overall responsibility for assuring that the equal employment opportunity program is carried out, and has designated the Executive Director of Human Resources, (206) 592-3320, as the Affirmative Action Officer for Highline College. It is the Board’s intent that this policy be carried out as a positive commitment by Highline College staff at all levels.

The President, on an annual basis, will publish a statement to all staff expressing commitment to this policy.

Report discrimination to:
Executive Director of Human Resources
MS 99-200, P.O. Box 98000 Des Moines, WA 98198-9800
(206) 592-3320 


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Related information
  • Highline College Washington Administrative Code (WAC) WAC 1321

  • Community & Technical Colleges Revised Code of Washington (RCW)
    RCW 28B.50