Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy

  1. General Policy
    • It is WEMU’s policy in accordance with the policy of Eastern Michigan University to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, age or gender in all personnel actions including recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, training and termination.
    • It is WEMU’s policy in accordance with the policy and collective bargaining agreements of Eastern Michigan University to promote equal employment opportunity through a positive, continuing program of specific practices designed to ensure the full realization of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age or gender.
    • It is WEMU’s policy in accordance with the policy of Eastern Michigan University to communicate WEMU’s equal employment policy and employment needs to sources of qualified applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age or gender, and to solicit their recruitment assistance on a continuing basis.
    • It is WEMU’s policy in accordance with the policy of Eastern Michigan University to continually review its job structure and employment practices and maintain positive recruitment training, job design and other measures needed to ensure genuine equality of opportunity at all levels.
    • It is WEMU’s policy in accordance with the policy of Eastern Michigan University to conduct a continuing program to exclude all unlawful forms of prejudice or discrimination based upon race, color, religion, national origin, age or gender from WEMU’s personnel policies and practices and working conditions.
    • To make this policy effective, and to ensure conformance with the Rules and Regulations of the Federal Communications Commission, WEMU has developed an Equal Employment Opportunity Program that includes the following elements:
  2. Responsibility for Implementation
    • Mary Motherwell, WEMU Station Manager, is responsible for the administration and implementation of WEMU’s Equal Employment Opportunity Program in coordination with Eastern Michigan University’s Department of Human Resources. In this regard, it is also the responsibility of all persons making employment decisions with respect to recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, training and termination of employees to ensure that WEMU’s policy and program are adhered to and that no person is discriminated against in employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age or gender. It is WEMU’s policy to ensure a positive application and vigorous enforcement of WEMU’s policies and to review and control managerial and supervisory performance in the administration of WEMU’s equal employment opportunity policies.
  3. Policy Dissemination
    • It is WEMU’s policy to disseminate WEMU’s equal employment opportunity policies to job applicants, employees, and those with whom WEMU regularly conducts business. To assure compliance with this requirement, WEMU:
      1. Posts notices in WEMU’s offices informing employees, and applicants for employment, of their equal employment opportunity rights, that WEMU is an equal employment opportunity employer, that discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, age or gender is prohibited and that they have the right to notify an appropriate local, State or Federal agency if they believe they have been discriminated against.
      2. Places a notice in bold type on employment applications informing prospective employees that discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, age or gender is prohibited and that they may notify an appropriate local, State or Federal agency if they believe they have been discriminated against.
  4. Recruitment
    • It is WEMU’s policy and in accordance with the policy of Eastern Michigan University to conduct a meaningful program of recruitment involving broad outreach in recruitment to all qualified job candidates. To assure compliance with this requirement, WEMU:
      1. Widely disseminates information about each full-time job opening in WEMU’s operation to recruitment sources for the purpose of obtaining referrals for the available position and otherwise comply with the Federal Communications Commission requirements applicable to the recruitment/outreach process;
      2. Communicates to recruitment sources that we are an equal employment opportunity employer;
      3. Analyzes WEMU’s recruitment program on an ongoing basis to ensure that it is effective in achieving broad outreach to potential applicants, and addresses any problems found as a result of this analysis.
  5. Promotion and Advancement
    • It is WEMU’s policy in accordance with the policy of Eastern Michigan University to offer promotions of employees within the context of existing collective bargaining agreements in a nondiscriminatory fashion without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age and gender to positions of greater responsibility. To assure compliance with this requirement, WEMU:
      1. Instructs those who make decisions on placement and promotion that all employees are to be considered without discrimination, and that there should be ongoing review to ensure compliance with this requirement;
      2. Gives all employees equal opportunity for positions that lead to higher positions. Inquires as to the interests and skills of lower paid employees with respect to any of the higher paid positions, followed by assistance, counseling and effective measures to enable employees with interest and potential to qualify themselves for such positions;
      3. Provides opportunity to perform overtime work on a nondiscriminatory basis.
  6. Analysis of Equal Employment Opportunity Efforts
    • It is WEMU’s policy in accordance with the policy of Eastern Michigan University to analyze the results of the measures undertaken by WEMU to recruit, hire and promote individuals and to identify and evaluate any difficulties encountered in implementing its equal employment opportunity program with the goal of improving WEMU’s program to the extent necessary. To assure compliance with this requirement, WEMU periodically analyzes measures taken to:
      1. Disseminate the station’s equal employment opportunity program to job applicants and employees;
      2. Review seniority practices to ensure that such practices are nondiscriminatory;
      3. Examine rates of pay and fringe benefits for employees having the same duties, and eliminate any inequities based upon race, color, national origin, religion, age or gender discrimination;
      4. Utilize media for recruitment purposes in a manner that will contain no indication, either explicit or implicit, of a preference for one race, color, national origin, religion, age or gender discrimination;
      5. Ensure that promotions to positions of greater responsibility are made in a nondiscriminatory manner;
      6. Where union agreements exist, cooperate with University, union or unions in the development of programs to assure all persons equal opportunity for employment, irrespective of race, color, national origin, religion, age or gender, and include an effective nondiscrimination clause in new or renegotiated union agreements; and
      7. Avoid the use of selection techniques or tests that have the effect of discriminating against any person based on race, color, national origin, religion, age or gender.