4300 Affirmative Action
The Board of Trustees and Henry Ford College promote the philosophy of equal employment opportunity for everyone. The Board and the College reaffirm in their various collective bargaining agreements a policy of not discriminating against any employee on the bases of race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, sex, age, handicap, or any other category protected by law.
The Board and the College recognize the value of an effective affirmative action policy to facilitate the hiring and advancement of minorities and females and to enrich the educational process. Affirmative action is the means by which the condition of equal opportunity is achieved.
The goals of the Henry Ford College Affirmative Action Policy are (1) to develop further and to maintain equal employment opportunities for all personnel; (2) to continue to ensure that there is no prohibited discrimination in employment practices; (3) to develop a work force for all levels that reasonably reflects the proportion of minorities and females in the relevant qualified labor pool.
The intention of the Affirmative Action Policy at Henry Ford College is to ensure good faith efforts are made to effect a greater participation of under-represented groups in the service of the College in all applicable job categories without coming into conflict with the concept of equal opportunity for all. Whatever means are employed to increase opportunities for some should not, of course, result in discrimination against others.
The ultimate responsibility for affirmative action and equal employment opportunity within the College rests with the President.