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Governing Board Handbook - Section III, Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

3.01. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

The Governing Board of Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) affirms that it will not illegally discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or marital status in any of its policies, practices or procedures in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, nor will it condone any act of illegal discrimination or harassment on the part of its employees. This provision includes, but is not limited to, employment, admissions, testing, financial aid and educational services.

The Board confirms that this provision of the handbook by its reference to applicable federal, state and local laws prohibits and condemns any retaliation of any kind against any employee engaging in the exercise of free speech or in activities protected by federal, state or local laws.

Upon request, the College will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities with regard to conditions of employment as provided by applicable federal, state and local laws.

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3.02. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM

The Board directs the President to have in effect at all times a current affirmative action/equal opportunity program that addresses the Board's commitment to equal opportunity for all employees, applicants and students. The President shall designate administrators at each campus to act as the affirmative action/equal opportunity officers for the College.

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