Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Anti-discrimination and Harassment Policies







This Statement of Policy is Posted

In Accordance with Regulations of the

SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, U.S.A.
ELECTION COMMISSION

This Organization Practices

Equal Employment Opportunity

We do not discriminate on the ground of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, age, handicap or national origin in the hiring, retention or promotion of employees: nor in determining their rank or the compensation or fringe benefits paid them.

This Organization Practices

Equal Treatment to Every Person

We do not discriminate by reason of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, handicap, age or national origin in services or accommodations offered or provided to our employees, voters, election personnel, candidates, clients, guest or any citizen in the performance of duties.

These policies and this notice comply with regulations
of the United States Government.

Please report violations of this policy to:

Administrator or Chairperson of the
Sevier County Election Commission
1145 Dolly Parton Parkway
P.O. Box 4690
Sevierville, TN 37864
Phone: 865-453-6985 or Fax 865-429-0376





ANTI-DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT POLICIES
The Sevier County, Tennessee, Election Commission......is an "equal opportunity employer." The employer will not discriminate and will take "affirmative action" measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, or sex.

Anti-Harassment Policy
The employer is committed in all areas to providing a work environment that is free from harassment. Harassment based upon an individual's sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, or any other legally protected characteristics will not be tolerated. All employees, including supervisors and other management personnel, are expected and required to abide by this policy. No person will be adversely affected in employment with the employer as a result of bringing complaints of unlawful harassment.

Sexual harassment is behavior of a sexual nature that is unwelcome and offensive to the person or persons it is targeted toward. Examples of harassing behavior may include unwanted physical contact, foul language of an offensive sexual nature, sexual propositions, sexual jokes or remarks, obscene gestures, and displays of pornographic or sexually explicit pictures, drawings, or caricatures. Use of the employer's computer system for the use of viewing, displaying, or dissemination material that is sexual in nature may also constitute harassing behavior.

Reporting Harassment
If an employee feels that he or she has been harassed on the basis of his or her sex, race, national origin, ethnic background, or any other legally protected characteristic they should immediately report the matter to his or her supervisor. If that person is not available, or if the employee feels it would be unproductive to inform that person, the employee should immediately contact that supervisor's superior, the administrator, or the chairman, or any other member of the election commission. Once the matter has been reported it will be promptly investigated and any corrective action will be taken where appropriate. All complaints of unlawful harassment will be handled in a discreet and confidential manner as is possible under the circumstances.

Disciplinary Measures for Harassment
Any employee engaging in improper harassing behavior will be subject to disciplinary action, including the possible termination of employment.