401.01A – Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action Compliance Program

The Colfax-Mingo Community School District has an established policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action with respect to race, religion, color, sex, age, or national origin. The administration is to know of and fully accept the Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action policy and to make certain that no employee or applicant for employment shall suffer any form of discrimination because of age, color, religion, sex, race, disability, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, national origin, and creed. In order to effectively communicate and interpret the district’s policy to all levels of the administration, and to all other employees, community and education agencies, and the public in general, the following will be undertaken: 

  1. Dissemination of Policy
    1. Employees will be reminded annually of the district’s written statement of policy by: 
      1. Description of policy by publication or reference in all issues or re-issues of personnel handbooks.
      2. When appropriate, publicize the Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action policy and such activities through news stories or other articles in district publications.
      3. Detailed discussions at administrative conferences and staff meetings. 
    2. Employment advertisements will contain assurance of equal employment opportunity. 
    3. All employment and recruiting sources where jobs are listed by the district will be reminded of our policy, both verbally and in writing.
    4. Notices will be posted on bulletin boards and in locations where applicants are interviewed. These will inform employees and applicants of their rights under federal and state civil rights laws. 
  2.  Responsibility for implementing the Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy. 
    1. Responsibility is assigned to the Affirmative Action Coordinator, who will render full assistance and support for those seeking help and assistance in taking affirmative action. 
  3. Recruiting
    1. Additional emphasis will be given to seeking and encouraging applicants from minority groups and women’s groups. 
  4. Training
    1. All training and in-service programs supported or sponsored by the district will continue to be equally open to minority and female employees on the basis of qualifications. 
  5. Hiring, Placement, Transfer, Layoff, and Recall
    1. The district recognizes that to accomplish the long-range objectives of its Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action policy, continued affirmative action must be taken to ensure that job opportunities of all kinds are called to the specific attention of members of minority groups and that qualified members of minority groups should be offered positions on the same basis as to all other applicants or employees. To assure the achievement of the objectives, the district will periodically review its practices in hiring job applicants.
  6. Compensation
    1. All employees, including women and minority group employees, will receive compensation in accordance with the same standards. Opportunities for performing overtime work or otherwise earning increased compensation will be afforded to all qualified employees without discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, age or national origin, disability, gender identity, creed, or sexual orientation. 
  7. General 
    1. Not only in the above matters, but in all other areas of the employer-employee relationship, the district will continue to cooperate with minority groups because being fair is the best assurance that it is not discriminating or creating the appearance of discrimination. 

Inquiries by employees or applicants for employment regarding compliance with equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, including but not limited to complaints of discrimination, shall be directed to the Affirmative Action Coordinator by writing to Superintendent, Colfax-Mingo Community School District, Colfax, Iowa; or by telephoning 515-674-3646. 

Inquiries by employees or applicant for employment regarding compliance with equal employment opportunity and affirmative action laws and policies, including but not limited to complaints of discrimination, may also be directed in writing to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions, 500 West Madison 

Street, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL, 60661, (800) 669-4000 or TTY (800) 669-6820. http://www.eeoe.gov/field/chicago/ or the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, 400 E. 14th Street, Des Moines, Iowa, 50319-1004, (515) 281-4121 or 1-800-457-4416, http://www.iowa.gov/government/crc. This inquiry or complaint to the federal office may be done instead of, or in addition to an inquiry or complaint at the local level. 

Date of Adoption: January 20, 1992 

Reviewed & Revised: August 1, 1994; February 21, 2000; March 11, 2002; January 15, 2007; January 18, 2010; January 10, 2014; November 17, 2014; September 17, 2018