Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The employment policy of Texas Biomed is to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status and to ensure affirmative action is taken in fulfillment of this policy. This obligation shall apply to all employment practices including but not limited to:
- Recruiting, hiring, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination and training
- Treatment during employment
- Rates of pay or other forms of compensation and benefits
- Selection for training including apprenticeship and on-the-job training as applicable
- Social and recreational activities or programs
This policy is consistent with the requirements and objectives set forth by Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended. In addition, Texas Biomed does not and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on any of the aforementioned factors in regard to any position for which the employee or applicant for employment is qualified. The chief United States executive of Texas Biomed, Keith A. Davis, has committed to and fully supports the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.
The objective at Texas Biomed is to employ individuals who are qualified or trainable for positions by virtue of job related standards of education, training, experience and other applicable and valid qualifications. Texas Biomed makes and will continue to make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations to any physical and mental limitation of individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans unless such accommodations would impose an undue hardship to Texas Biomed’s business.
Harassment is both illegal and against the policy of Texas Biomed for any employee, supervisor, manager or independent contractor to harass anyone on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status. Ensuring compliance and continued implementation of Texas Biomed’s equal employment opportunity policy is the responsibility of the undersigned.
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
In compliance with the Order and related regulations, this Affirmation Action Program will be updated and revised annually based on changes in the Company’s workforce, changes in availability data, changes in goals and other changes, as well as revisions of applicable laws and regulations and processes. Parts of the Affirmative Action Program may be reviewed by an employee or applicant for employment as appropriate by making an appointment with the Human Resources representative during normal business days between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
I have designated Rebecca Madere to be the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer. Rebecca Madere has primary responsibility, with assistance from management personnel, for designing and implementing our affirmative action efforts, and for monitoring on an ongoing basis our compliance to stated objectives, identifying problem areas and addressing all areas of concern. Satisfactory and timely completion of the reporting and monitoring requirements described in the Affirmative Action Program is another requirement of the EEO Officer. Further, all management personnel are held accountable for completing specific tasks that support the Company’s stated objectives.
Keith A. Davis
Vice President of Finance & Administration and CFO
March 28, 2017