Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

It is the policy of Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed) not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran. It is also the policy of Texas Biomed to take affirmative action to employ and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training, including apprenticeship, at all levels of employment.

Employees and applicants of Texas Biomed will not be subject to harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local EEO law is prohibited.

As Vice President of Finance & Administration and CFO, of Texas Biomed, I, Keith A. Davis, 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 company, I have selected Rebecca Madere, Director of Human Resources, as the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Manager for Texas Biomed. One of the EEO Manager’s duties will be to establish and maintain internal audit and reporting systems to allow for effective measurement of Texas Biomed’s programs.

In furtherance of Texas Biomed’s policy regarding Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity, Texas Biomed has developed a written Affirmative Action Program which sets forth the policies, practices and procedures that Texas Biomed is committed to in order to ensure that its policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative action is accomplished. This Affirmative Action Program is available in the Human Resources office for inspection by any employee or applicant for employment upon request, during normal business hours. Interested persons should contact Rebecca Madere for assistance.

We request the support of all employees in accomplishing Equal Employment Opport­unity.

Keith A. Davis
Vice President of Finance & Administration and CFO
March 6, 2017

Policy Concerning Equal Employment Opportunity for Disabled Persons, Vietnam Era Veterans, and Special Disabled Veterans

Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed) does not discriminate in the employment of qualified individuals with disabilities, who with reasonable accommodation can perform the essential functions of the job in question. Neither does Texas Biomed discriminate against a Vietnam Era Veteran who is otherwise qualified with respect to the job in question. Further, it is the policy of Texas Biomed to take affirmative action in the employment of qualified individuals with disabilities, Vietnam Era Veterans and Special Disabled Veterans. This applies to all employment practices. Reasonable accommodations will be provided whenever possible in an effort to advance employment opportunities for qualified individuals with disabilities and Special Disabled Veterans.

Employees and applicants are protected from coercion, intimidation, interference, or discrimination for filing a complaint or assisting in an investigation under the Acts covering these individuals.

Rebecca Madere, Director of Human Resources, has been designated the EEO Coordinator for this program.

The affirmative action program for individuals with disabilities, Vietnam Era/Special Disabled Veterans may be reviewed by any employee or applicant for employment, in the Human Resources office, on normal business days between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

I am committed to this affirmative action compliance program and expect your cooperation.

Keith A. Davis
Vice President of Finance & Administration and CFO
March 6, 2017