Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

This is to affirm Ability Building Center’s (ABC) policy of providing Equal Opportunity to all staff and applicants for employment in accordance with all applicable Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action laws, directives and regulations of Federal, State and Local governing bodies or agencies thereof, specifically Minnesota Statute 363.

ABC will not discriminate against or harass any staff or applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance, or sexual orientation.

ABC will take Affirmative Action to ensure that all employment practices are free of such discrimination.  Such employment practices include, but are not limited to, the following:  hiring, upgrading, demotion, transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising, selection, layoff, disciplinary action, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, and selection for training, including apprenticeship.

ABC will use its best efforts to afford minority and female business enterprises with the maximum practicable opportunity to participate in the performance of subcontracts for construction projects that ABC engages in.

ABC will commit the necessary time and resources, both financial and human, to achieve the goals of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

ABC fully supports incorporation of non-discrimination and Affirmative Action rules and regulations into contracts.

ABC will evaluate the performance of its management and supervisory personnel on the basis of their involvement in achieving these Affirmative Action objectives as well as other established criteria.  Any staff of this Company, or subcontractor of this Company, who does not comply with the Equal Employment Opportunity Policies and Procedures as set forth in this Statement and Plan will be subject to disciplinary action.  Any subcontractor not complying with all applicable Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action laws, directives and regulations of the Federal, State and Local governing bodies or agencies thereof, specifically Minnesota Statute 363, will be subject to appropriate legal sanctions.

ABC has appointed the Human Resource Director to manage the Equal Employment Opportunity Program.  Responsibilities will include monitoring all Equal Employment Opportunity activities and reporting the effectiveness of this Affirmative Action Program, as required by Federal, State and Local agencies.  The Executive Director of ABC will receive and review reports on the progress of the program.  If any staff or applicant for employment believes he/she has been discriminated against, please contact the Human Resource Director, 1911 NW 14 Street, PO Box 6938, Rochester, Minnesota 55903-6938, or call (507) 535-7104.