Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Policy Ref.:  P3

Purpose:  To ensure fairness in hiring, promotion and other workplace practices.

Policy:  Carnegie provides equal employment opportunities without discrimination to employees, fellows, volunteers, and applicants and demonstrates this commitment in its employment practices, including recruitment and hiring, supervision, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, training, discipline, employment and terminations and other terms and conditions of employment. No person shall be discriminated against or harassed based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, marital status, military and veteran status, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, political affiliation, family responsibilities, matriculation status, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.   For additional information about harassment and Carnegie’s policy and guidelines associated with harassment please see:  Anti-Discrimination and Harassment.


Affirmative Action:

To further ensure Carnegie’s commitment to equal employment opportunity, Carnegie maintains an affirmative action program in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, executive orders, and government directives.  Carnegie has taken, and will continue to take, affirmative action to recruit, employ, and advance qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.  


Reporting a Violation of this Policy

If an employee, applicant, or other member of the Carnegie community feels that he or she is being discriminated against and/or harassed or observes such behavior in violation of this policy by another individual including a supervisor, manager, a member of the Carnegie community or third party doing business with the institution, the individual must promptly report the discrimination and or harassment to Human Resources, the Complaint Hotline and/or Office of General Counsel as further outlined in Reporting Violations.

All supervisors must report complaints of misconduct under this policy immediately, so the institution can investigate and resolve the claim (a supervisor’s failure to report may result in disciplinary action).

No employee or applicant shall be subject to retaliation because of any of the following: (1) he/she files a complaint under this policy with the institution or a local, state or federal agency; (2) he/she opposes a practice believed to be unlawful discrimination or harassment; (3) he/she assists, testifies or participates in state, federal, or local agency proceedings.