Affirmative action and equal employment opportunity policy statement

A NOTICE TO ALL EMPLOYEES AND APPLICANTS

Dr. Edison Liu, President & CEO

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY STATEMENT

  1. The Jackson Laboratory ("Laboratory") has been and will continue to be an equal opportunity employer. To assure full implementation of this equal employment policy, we will take steps to assure that: Persons are recruited, hired, assigned and promoted without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, military status, marital status, citizenship or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.
  2. All other personnel actions, such as compensa-tion, benefits, transfers, layoffs and recall from layoffs, access to training, education, tuition assistance and social recreation pro-grams are administered without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, military status, marital status, citizenship or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.
  3. Employees and applicants shall not be subjected to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion or discrimination because they have: (1) filed a complaint; (2) assisted or participated in an investigation, compliance review, hearing or any other activity related to the administration of any federal, state or local law requiring equal employment opportunity; (3) opposed any act or practice made unlawful by any federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity or (4) exercised any other right protected by federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity.

I have appointed Emily Schorer to take on the responsibilities of EEO Officer. The EEO Officer will be responsible for the day to day implementation and monitoring of the Laboratory's Affirmative Action Plan. As part of that responsibility, the EEO Officer will periodically analyze the Laboratory's personnel actions and their effects to ensure compliance with our equal employment policy and administer the audit and reporting system.

If you, as one of our employees or as an applicant for employment, have any questions about this policy or would like to view portions of the Affirmative Action Plan, please contact Emily Schorer, Chief Human Resources Officer & EEO Officer, during regular business hours. This is also a reminder that employees may update their disability status at any time by contacting Human Resources.

I have reviewed and fully endorse our Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity program. In closing, I ask the continued assistance and support of all staff and faculty of The Jackson Laboratory to attain our objective of equal employment opportunity for all.

Ed Liu
President and CEO
The Jackson Laboratory