The Seattle College District (SCD) is committed to equal opportunity for all its employees and applicants for employment, and to ensure that there is no discrimination against any persons on the grounds of race or creed, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, political affiliation or belief, or citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States. Additionally, reasonable accommodations will be made for known physical or mental limitations for all persons otherwise qualified to perform the essential functions of the job.

The Seattle College District is committed to ensure workforce diversity, as described above, across all operations of the District. This Policy extends to all areas of employment and to all relations with employees and applicants, including recruitment, selection and placement, compensation, promotion and transfer, disciplinary measures, demotions, layoffs, and terminations, testing and training, working conditions, awards and benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment.

The importance of fulfilling this Policy is given top priority consideration in the day-to-day workforce transactions of the SCD. All employees have been, and will continue to be, made aware that any violations of this Policy by an employee shall result in appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including termination, if warranted.

Workforce diversity is aligned with the district’s mission to enhance student success, particularly those students from under-represented groups, through a committed workforce that reflects the demographics of the students we serve and the communities within which we recruit both students and district employees.

The successful implementation of this Policy will depend upon a cooperative spirit and commitment from all segments of the District to achieve the goals set forth.