Equal Opportunity Employer
South Carolina Federal Credit Union hereby reaffirms its commitment to the principle of Equal Employment Opportunity in its personnel policies and practices. It is South Carolina Federal's policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote into all job levels, employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, veterans status, or any other protected classification under federal, state, or local law. All such decisions are based on (1) individual merit, qualifications, and competence as they relate to the particular position, and (2) promotion of the principle of equal employment opportunity.
All other Human Resource programs such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoff, return from layoff, training, education, tuition assistance, and social and recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state, or local law.
South Carolina Federal has developed and implemented an Affirmative Action Plan to support its commitment to the principle of equal employment opportunity. This Plan describes, in detail, the policies and procedures used in the credit union's operations to carry out its commitment. Leslie Norris, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, has been appointed EEO Coordinator. She is responsible for administering the credit union's affirmative action program and will report to senior management on a continuing basis with regard to the process being made under the Plan. Anyone having questions, comments or complaints regarding the credit union's equal employment and affirmative action policies should contact Ms. Norris at 843-569-5058.
Drug Free Workplace
June 1, 2004
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, CEO South Carolina Federal Credit Union