Equal Opportunity Statement

York College of Pennsylvania is an equal opportuntiy employer.

York College of Pennsylvania hereby restates the established policy of nondiscrimination and equality of opportunity in all personnel matters. The College will recruit, hire, compensate, and promote staff and faculty without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, age (over 40),  disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

A. The College will act positively and with good faith to implement the following procedures to provide equal employment opportunity.

1. Full-time staff vacancies will be announced by memorandum and posting in order that employees may be aware of opportunities for advancement. However, for all administrative vacancies as well as staff positions for which the College identifies a particular skill or need not available among the College’s current personnel, the College will also seek applicants from external sources as identified below.

2. The Director of Human Resources will continue to make known through appropriate sources the availability of positions for which the College is seeking external applicants in order that none shall be denied equal access to opportunities. Appropriate sources may include some or all of the following:

a. Employment agencies - private and state

b. Classified advertising in local papers, professional magazines, and journals

c. Professional agencies

d. York College of Pennsylvania Web Page

3. The selection process for employment of qualified applicants shall be nondiscriminatory through the use of the following:

a. Job descriptions and/or position entry classifications which are written (and revised as necessary) for all positions to relate only to the job requirements

b. Application forms that are non-biased and limited to essential information necessary to determine basic qualifications for the job or entry classification

c. Interview procedures which shall strive to be objective in collecting, combining, and classifying pertinent information to help predict the applicant’s likelihood for success

d. Reference sources

e. Experience records

f. Tests, if deemed necessary, which are validated to measure the person for the job (The College will use only the testing services offered and validated by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Employment Service; or other valid sources.)

B. Dissemination of Policy. This statement of policy (or part thereof) of nondiscrimination in employment is disseminated through the following College media: The Faculty Manual, Staff Handbook, Administrators’ Handbook, and by memoranda to Department Chairpersons, Deans, Directors, and Staff Supervisors. In addition, the College has advised all recruiting sources and local minority organizations in writing that York College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

C. Implementation of the Policy. The Dean of Campus Operations coordinates all aspects of the Equal Opportunity in Employment for staff while the President is responsible for the implementation of this policy for administrative personnel. The Director of Human Resources and Dean of Campus Operations will advise the President as to recommendations of policy, will disseminate policy in accordance with provisions of Part B, will identify problem areas and recommend a course of action for such problems.

All administrators and staff supervisors are directly responsible for implementation of this policy with their respective departments.

D. Compensation. York College compensates its employees without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, age (over 40), political affiliation or belief, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

E. Promotion. When staff vacancies occur, it is College policy to generally promote those employees from within who have demonstrated by their ability and performance that they merit it. When administrative vacancies occur, it is College policy to consider current employees as well as qualified external candidates. The College recognizes that opportunities for employee career advancement must be balanced with opportunities to diversify. The College will make every effort to ensure that equal consideration is given to all candidates.

Promotion and tenure of faculty will be administered in accordance with policy set forth in the Faculty Manual without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, age (over 40), political affiliation or belief,  disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

F. Reduction in Staff. When reduction of staff and/or administration is necessitated by existing circumstances, the following factors in descending order of priority shall be the basis for determining reductions:

1. The long range priorities and needs of the College.

2. The length of service - individuals with the least seniority.

G. Facilities. York College maintains working areas, a dining room, vending areas, lounges, rest rooms, a first aid room, parking lots, and recreational programs for use by its employees on a nondiscriminatory basis.

H. Employee Participation in College Functions. The College reaffirms its policy to encourage its employees to participate in and enjoy the many College activities including concerts and lectures, art exhibits, musical and drama productions, athletic contests, and recreational activities.

I. Conditions of Employment. York College of Pennsylvania recognizes its obligation to provide a safe, professional environment to all employees and students. Therefore, employment and continued employment is conditional upon the confirmation of background information and academic qualifications, including verification of work eligibility, professional credentials, and criminal history review.