Code No. 401.1 Equal Employment Opportunity
Code No. 401.1
Policy Title: Equal Employment Opportunity
The Postville Community School District shall provide equal opportunity to employees and applicants for employment in accordance with applicable equal employment opportunity and affirmative action laws, directives and regulations of federal, state, and local governing bodies. Opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment includes hiring, placement, promotion, transfer or demotion, recruitment, advertising or solicitation for employment, treatment during employment, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, and layoff or termination. The school district shall take affirmative action in major job categories where women, men, minorities and persons with disabilities are underrepresented. Employees will support and comply with the district’s established equal employment opportunity and affirmative action policies. Employees shall be given notice of this policy annually.
The board shall appoint an affirmative action coordinator. The affirmative action coordinator shall have the responsibility for drafting the affirmative action plan. The affirmative action plan shall be reviewed by the board at least every two years.
Individuals who file an application with the school district will be given consideration for employment if they meet or exceed the qualifications set by the board, administration, and Iowa Department of Education for the position for which they apply. In employing individuals, the board shall consider the qualifications, credentials, and records of the applicants without regard to age, color, creed, national origin, race, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, political belief, socioeconomic status, or familial status. In keeping with the law, the board shall consider the veteran status of applicants.
Advertisements and notices for vacancies within the district shall contain the following: AA/EEO.
Inquiries by employees or applicants for employment regarding compliance with equal employment opportunity and affirmative action laws and policies, including but not limited to complaints of discrimination, shall be directed to the Affirmative Action Coordinator by writing to the Affirmative Action Coordinator, Postville Community School District, P. O. Box 717, Postville, IA 52162; or by telephoning (563) 864-7651.
Inquiries by employees or applicants for employment regarding compliance with equal employment opportunity and affirmative action laws and policies, including but not limited to complaints of discrimination, may also be directed in writing to the Director of the Region VII Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 10220 North Executive Hills Boulevard, 8th Floor, P.O. Box 901381, Kansas City, MO 64190-1381, (816)-891-8026 or the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, 211 East Maple, Des Moines, IA 50309, (515) 281-4121. This inquiry or complaint to the federal office may be done instead of, or in addition to, an inquiry or complaint at the local level.
Further information and copies of the procedures for filing a complaint are available in the school district’s central administrative office and the administrative office in each attendance center.
Legal Reference: 29 U.S.C. §§ 621-634 (1988).
42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e et seq. (1988).
42 U.S.C. §§ 12101 et seq. (Supp. 1990).
Iowa Code §§ 19B, 20, 35C, 73, 216, 279.8 (1995).
281 I.A.C. 12.4; 95
102 Equal Educational Opportunity
405.2 Licensed Employee Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection
411.2 Classified Employee Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection
Approved: 3/31/08 Reviewed: 5-14-12 Revised: 3/04/08