Policy Statement On Equal Employment Opportunity And Diversity
The San José-Evergreen Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and diversity and will implement a comprehensive program to put those principles into practice.
It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment and promotion opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, age, sex or gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, medical condition, veteran status, physical or mental disability cultural background, life experience and other enriching characteristics, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
The District will strive to achieve a workforce that is welcoming to men, women, persons with disabilities and individuals from all ethnic and other groups to ensure the District provides an inclusive educational and employment environment. Such an environment fosters cooperation, acceptance, democracy and free expression of ideas. An Equal Employment Opportunity Plan will be maintained to ensure the implementation of equal employment opportunity principles that conform to federal and state laws.
The San José-Evergreen Community College District believes that in order to effectively address and comply with federal and state mandates and the District's goals on equal employment opportunity and diversity, the Board of Trustees, administration, faculty and classified staff must recognize that equal employment opportunity and diversity are shared responsibilities and all must be held accountable for application and enforcement of the policies within their area of authority.
It is through our combined efforts that the San José-Evergreen Community College District will achieve fairness, equity and cultural proficiency consistent with its vision and values as stated in the District Policies on Non-discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Diversity, and Recruitment and Hiring.
EEO & Diversity Advisory Committee
The District has established a District Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Advisory Committee at the District Office. Each college campus has also established its own Diversity Advisory Committee/Diversity Action Committee (DACs). The primary function of the District Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Advisory Committee is to assist the District in developing and implementing its Plan. The DACs may assist in the implementation of the Plan in general as well as specific measures designed to promote equal employment opportunity and diversity at their respective college campuses. The DACs shall also assist in promoting an understanding and support of equal employment opportunity, diversity, cultural proficiency and nondiscrimination policies, procedures and programs. The committees may sponsor events, training, or other activities that promote equal employment opportunity, nondiscrimination, retention, diversity and cultural proficiency. The Chancellor's designated officer(s) shall train the DACs on equal employment compliance, diversity and the Plan itself. The DACs shall include a diverse membership whenever possible. A substantial good faith effort to maintain a diverse membership is expected. If the District has been unable to meet this requirement, it will document that efforts were made to recruit advisory committee members who are members of monitored groups.
The advisory committee shall receive training in all of the following:
- The requirements of this subchapter and of state and federal nondiscrimination laws;
- Identification and elimination of bias in hiring;
- The educational benefits of workforce diversity; and
- The role of the advisory committee in carrying out the District's EEO Plan.
The District Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Advisory Committee will be composed of 3 faculty (including one from the Faculty Association and one from each campus), 3 CSEA representatives (including one from each campus and one from the District office), 4 MSC representatives (including the Chancellor's designated officer(s) – also includes the Diversity Officer and one from each campus), 2 students (one from each campus), the Title IX Officers and ADA Coordinators.
A member from each college DAC shall serve as a member of the District Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Advisory Committee. Nominations for District Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Advisory Committee shall be made by the constituency groups. The Chancellor's appointed officer(s) will chair the District Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Advisory Committee.
The membership of the College DACs shall be composed of classified, faculty, student, and management members. Nominations for committee membership will be made by the constituency groups. The Chancellor's designated officer(s) (including the Diversity Officer), the campus Title IX Officer and the ADA Coordinator will be Ex-Officio members of the Campus DACs.
The Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Advisory Committees shall hold a minimum of four (4) meetings per fiscal year, with additional meetings if needed to review EEO and diversity efforts, programs, policies, and progress. When appropriate, the advisory committees shall make recommendations to the Chancellor, the College President, and/or the Chancellor's designated officer(s). The Chancellor shall make recommendations to the Governing Board.
EEO & Diversity Advisory Committee Membership
- (Beatriz Chaidez, Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources, Chancellor-Designated District EEO Officer)
- Blake Balajadia (Management/Supervisory)
- Dianne Dudek (Management/Supervisory, Co-Chair)
- Judith Bell (Faculty)
- Sam Ho (Management/Supervisory, Co-Chair)
- Raniyah Johnson (Management/Supervisory)
- Andrea Lopez (Classified)
- Joe Lugo, Jr. (Classified)
- Eileen Luna (Confidential)
- Iriana Luna-Lozada (Student)
- Clem Lundie (Faculty)
- Sarai Minjares (Classified)
- Eduardo Kaba (Student)
- Gary Johnson (Faculty)