EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY STATEMENT
It is the policy of South Carolina Federal Credit Union not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran. It is also the policy of South Carolina Federal Credit Union to take affirmative action to employ and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status, 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 of South Carolina Federal Credit Union will not be subject to harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local EEO law is prohibited.
As CEO of South Carolina Federal Credit Union, 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 Leslie Norris, SVP of Human Resources, as the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Manager for South Carolina Federal Credit Union. One of the EEO Manager’s duties will be to establish and maintain internal audit and reporting systems to allow for effective measurement of South Carolina Federal Credit Union’s programs.
In furtherance of South Carolina Federal Credit Union’s policy regarding Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity, South Carolina Federal Credit Union has developed a written Affirmative Action Program which sets forth the policies, practices and procedures that South Carolina Federal Credit Union is committed to in order to ensure that its policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative action is accomplished. This Affirmative Action Program is available in the Human Resources office for inspection by any employee or applicant for employment upon request, during normal business hours. Interested persons should contact Leslie Norris for assistance.
We request the support of all employees in accomplishing Equal Employment Opportunity.
Drug Free Workplace
January 1, 2017
South Carolina Federal Credit Union Employee:
The illegal use of drugs is a national problem that seriously affects every American. Drug abuse not only affects individual users and their families, but it also presents new dangers for the workplace.
The President of the United States has urged business and labor to take a leadership role in a nationwide effort to reduce the illegal use of drugs.
As you are aware, South Carolina Federal Credit Union has always been committed to providing a safe work environment and fostering the well-being and health of our employees. Illegal drug use jeopardizes this commitment, and undermines the capability of South Carolina Federal to provide quality products and services.
To address this problem, South Carolina Federal has developed a policy regarding the illegal use of drugs, which will not be tolerated. This policy has been designed with two basic objectives in mind:
1. Employees deserve a work environment that is free from the effects of drugs and the problems associated with their use, and
2. This company has a responsibility to maintain a healthy and safe working environment. In addition, our policy includes drug testing as a condition for employment for all new employees as well as substance abuse testing for cause for all employees. This letter serves as notice that South Carolina Federal has begun a testing program effective January 1, 1998. Effective January 1, 1999, our policy will include drug testing as a condition of continued employment for ALL existing employees. All employees may be subject to testing at some point after this date.
All existing employees were given a copy of the Substance Abuse Policy on November 11, 1997 and an updated policy on November 11, 1998. All persons hired after that date were given a copy with their employee handbook.
I believe it is important that we all work together to make South Carolina Federal a drug-free workplace.
R. Scott Woods, President/Chief Executive Officer
January 1, 2017
South Carolina Federal Credit Union