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Geological Society of America Policy on
Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action


Date: January 1, 2013

TO: All GSA Employees and Applicants

It is the ongoing policy and practice of Geological Society of America to provide equal opportunity in employment to all employee and applicants. No person shall be discriminated against in any condition of employment because of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

The policy of equal employment opportunity (EEO) shall apply to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, including hiring, probation, testing, training and development, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, educational assistance, terminations, layoffs, social and recreational programs, and retirement. Geological Society of America is committed to making employment decisions based on valid requirements, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law. Geological Society of America will analyze its personnel actions rigorously to ensure compliance with this policy.

As Executive Director of GSA, I am committed to the principles of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity. In order to ensure dissemination and implementation of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action throughout all levels of the organization, I have selected HR Generalist as the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Manager for GSA. EEO Manager is located at 3300 Penrose Place, Boulder CO 80301, 303-357-1027. EEO Manager is responsible for compliance with state and federal EEO laws and affirmative action regulations. She is also responsible for implementing the GSA’s Affirmative Action Plan (AAP), including equal employment practices, monitoring and internal reporting. If you believe you have not been treated in accordance with this policy, please contact the EEO Manager. Our AAP for Veterans and the Disabled is available to you during normal business hours, in the Human Resources Office. Interested persons should contact the Human Resources office at 303-357-1027 for assistance. All employees and applicants for employment are protected, by both GSA policy and equal employment opportunity/affirmative action regulations and law, from coercion, intimidation, interference or discrimination for filing a complaint or assisting in an investigation.

I personally endorse the policy of equal employment opportunity. I ask your continued assistance and support in maintaining an environment that reflects GSA’s commitment to equal and affirmative action. All personnel with responsibility for employment and personnel decisions are directed to perform their duties in accordance with this policy.

John W. Hess
John W. Hess, Executive Director
Geological Society of America, Inc.