Western Nevada College, in conformity with the Affirmative Action Policy of the Nevada System of Higher Education and federal law, is guided by the principles that there shall be no difference in the treatment of persons because of race, creed, color, sex, disability, age, national origin, political affiliation, religion, protected veteran status, gender orientation, and that equal opportunity and access to facilities shall be available to all. This principle is applicable to every member of the Western Nevada College community at every level. This policy applies to, and must be an integral part of, every aspect of personnel policy and practice in the employment, development, advancement, and treatment of all employees and applicants for employment.
Western Nevada College recognizes that as a public agency it has a further commitment: the college is obligated to support federal and state policies which seek to achieve equal opportunity in employment for members of minority groups, women, individuals with disabilities, or protected veterans. As used in this document, minority groups will be the groups defined in HEW guidelines.
The important concepts are embodied in Equal Employment Opportunity:
Affirmative action requires more than employment neutrality. It requires Western Nevada College to make additional efforts to recruit, employ, retain, and promote qualified women, minorities and individuals with disabilities. The affirmative action concept requires positive action to insure against the perpetuation of benign neutrality in employment practices.