Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative will recruit, employ, and promote employees in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.
Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative will base employment and promotional decisions solely upon an individual's qualifications for the position to be filled.
Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative will continue to ensure that all terms and conditions of employment and all personnel actions, such as hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, probation, discharge, layoffs, recalls, training programs, educational programs, tuition aids, and social and recreational programs (to the extent that any of the foregoing currently exist or will in the future be adopted) will be administered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.
In order to afford all applicants equal employment opportunities, Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation will establish a central program to evaluate objectively the utilization of qualified female, minority, veteran, and disabled applicants in all occupational categories in compliance with the letter and spirit of the law.
Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative will take affirmative action to employ, advance in employment, and otherwise treat qualified disabled individuals, qualified disabled veterans, and qualified veterans of the Vietnam Era without discrimination based upon their physical or mental disability or their veteran status.
Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative will not tolerate retaliation against employees who oppose discriminatory practices made unlawful under federal and state civil rights laws or who participate in any way in an investigation under federal or state civil right laws.