EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY STATEMENT
It is the policy of South Carolina Federal to provide recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, demotion, transfer, employment training, compensation levels and all other aspects of employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.
When we are selecting or promoting in those job categories in which women, minorities, handicapped individuals or veterans are underutilized, we will take affirmative action to seek out qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability or protected veteran status and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements.
At South Carolina Federal Credit Union, all terms and conditions of employment are, and will continue to be, established on the basis of the individual's qualifications and ability to perform the job.
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 and affirmative action throughout all levels of the organization, I have selected Leslie Norris, SVP of Human Resources, as the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer for South Carolina Federal Credit Union.
The SVP of Human Resources is designated as the equal employment officer of the credit union and will be responsible for communicating and implementing this policy at the head office and at all branches.
All employees are responsible for ensuring that South Carolina Federal’s equal employment opportunity policy is implemented in all employment-related decisions. The SVP of Human Resources has overall responsibility for compliance with this policy. Violation of this policy by an employee may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. Employees may raise inquiries or complaints concerning equal employment opportunities to their managers, the SVP of Human Resources, the President, or by using the Dispute Resolution process.
Employees and applicants of South Carolina Federal Credit Union will not be subject to harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, 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.
In furtherance of South Carolina Federal Credit Union’s policy regarding Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity, South Carolina Federal has developed a written Affirmative Action Program which sets forth the policies, practices and procedures that the organization is committed to in order to ensure that its policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative action is accomplished. This Affirmative Action Program is available for inspection by any employee or applicant for employment upon request, during normal business hours. Interested persons should contact Leslie Norris, Equal Employment Officer for assistance.
Responding to EEO Inquiries/Other Legal Action and Investigations
Any employee who receives documents or outside inquiries regarding affirmative action equal employment opportunity, civil or criminal actions, and other inquiries or investigations regarding South Carolina Federal is not authorized to act as an agent for the Credit Union. No documents are to be submitted to a government agency or court without review by Human Resources and the President. Charges from state human rights agencies or the EEOC should be reported immediately to Human Resources. Inquiries or documents from, and investigations or inspections of South Carolina Federal's facilities or records by the OFCCP, the Department of Labor, state wage and hour divisions, or federal, state or local occupational safety and health agencies or environmental protection agencies should be referred immediately to Human Resources. Affirmative Action certificates from vendors and affirmative action commitments associated with contracts should be referred to Human Resources.
Documents regarding all other civil or criminal actions or contacts by an attorney representing an employee or former employee should be referred immediately to Human Resources.
We request the support of all employees in accomplishing equal employment opportunity.
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, President/Chief Executive Officer
March 21, 2014
South Carolina Federal Credit Union