Section III, Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action

3.01 Equal Opportunity

Effective Date: 8/12/14

It is the policy of the Governing Board of Central New Mexico Community College (the "College") to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to age, ancestry, color, mental or physical disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, serious medical condition, sex, sexual orientation, spousal affiliation, veteran status, or any other protected class 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 policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment and prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on an employee's protected class.

The Board confirms that this provision of the handbook by its reference to applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibits and condemns any retaliation or interference 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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