Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

POLICY STATEMENT

East Kentucky Power Cooperative has been and will continue to be, an equal opportunity employer.  To assure full implementation of this policy we will assure that:

Persons are recruited, hired and promoted for all jobs without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, sexual orientation disability or veteran status.

Placement decisions are based solely on an individual's qualifications.

Other personnel actions such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, and Cooperative-sponsored programs and activities are administered without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

East Kentucky Power Cooperative provides equal employment opportunity for disabled workers, special disabled veterans and other protected veterans.  Harassment of any individual because of a disability will not be tolerated.  Employees and applicants will not be subject to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination because they have filed a complaint, assisted in any activity related to the administration of Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, or exercised any other right protected by the Act.

East Kentucky Power Cooperative also has a firm commitment to provide a work environment free from all forms of sexual harassment.  Any substantiated incidents of sexual harassment by a management or supervisory employee or co-worker will result in immediate disciplinary action.  It is the responsibility of every employee to bring to the Cooperative’s attention any evidence of sexual harassment so that the matter can be promptly investigated and appropriate action taken.  Steve McClure, Vice President, Human Resources & Support Services, is designated to serve as the Equal Opportunity Compliance Officer. He will oversee all affirmative action efforts and ensure that the equal employment opportunity policy is being implemented at all levels.  If you have a question about the policy or if you feel that you have been a victim of discrimination or harassment, you should contact Mr. McClure’s office immediately at 4775 Lexington Road, P.O. Box 707, Winchester, Kentucky 40392.