Equal Opportunity Policy
No otherwise qualified person shall be excluded from employment, be denied the benefits of employment or otherwise be subject to discrimination in employment in any manner on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin or ancestry, disability or association with a person with a disability, arrest or conviction record, sexual orientation, marital status or pregnancy, political belief, or affiliation, military participation, or use or non use of lawful products off the employers premises during nonworking hours. All employees are expected to support goals and programmatic activities relating to nondiscrimination in employment. No otherwise qualified applicant for service or service participant shall be excluded from participation, be denied benefits, or otherwise be subject to discrimination in any manner on the basis of race, color, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, disability or association with a person with a disability. Under the Food Stamp Act and USDA policy, discrimination is prohibited also on the basis of religion, political beliefs or affiliation. This policy covers eligibility for the access to service delivery, and treatment in all of the programs and activities.