Non-discrimination Policy

Applicable law and Agency Policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, military service, sexual orientation/preference, disability unrelated to job performance, or any other legally protected status.  Redwood Community Action Agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer (E.O.E.) and an "At Will Employer".

The folling statement is included in the new hire paperwork, all new employees receive this:

Redwood Community Action Agency Invitation to Employees to Self-Identity

Background—why we are asking for this information

Redwood Community Action Agency is subject to certain governmental recordkeeping and reporting requirements for the administration of civil rights laws and regulations. In order to comply with these laws, we invite employees to voluntarily self-identify their ethnicity, race and gender. Providing this information is totally voluntary and refusing to provide it will not result in any adverse treatment. We will use the information you provide only in ways that are consistent with our obligations under affirmative action and equal employment opportunity laws.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees in all matters of employment (such as hiring, promotion, transfer, training, layoff, compensation, fringe benefits and termination), regardless of race, religion, national origin, age, gender, disability or veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Our company is a government contractor, subject to Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended) and the federal Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (as amended). These laws require us to take affirmative action to employ and promote qualified women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans. If you have a disability or if you are a protected veteran (explained on the next page) and would like to be included under the Affirmative Action Program, please tell us. You may inform us of your desire to benefit under the program at this time and/or at any time in the future.

The information you submit is confidential, except that we may inform supervisors and managers of disability-related work restrictions and accommodations; we may inform first aid and safety personnel in appropriate circumstances of conditions that might require emergency treatment; and we may inform government officials in the context of enforcing affirmative action and other employment laws.

Redwood Community Action Agency’s Affirmative Action Statement

Under our Affirmative Action Program, we carefully consider the job qualifications of all applicants and employees when filling job openings and selecting people for training. The Company periodically reviews its personnel processes to ensure that women, minorities, people with disabilities or protected veterans are not stereotyped in a manner that limits their access to jobs for which they are qualified. If a disability prevents an employee from performing the essential functions of his or her job, the Company engages in an interactive process to search for a reasonable accommodation that will allow the person to perform the essential functions of the job. If you have any questions or comments about our Affirmative Action Program, please contact RCAA’s Human Resource Manager for more information.”