Equal Opportunities

It is the policy of Talascend not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran. It is also the policy of Talascend to take affirmative action to employ and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training, including apprenticeship, at all levels of employment.

Employees and applicants of Talascend will not be subject to harassment on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local Equal Opportunity Employment law is prohibited.

As Chief Executive Officer of Talascend, I am committed to the principles of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employment. In order to ensure dissemination and implementation of these principles throughout all levels of the company, I have selected Kim Stouffer, Human Resources Director, as the Equal Opportunity Employment Manager for Talascend. One of the Equal Opportunity Employment Manager’s duties will be to establish and maintain internal audit and reporting systems to allow for effective measurement of Talascend’s programs.

In furtherance of Talascend’s policy regarding Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employment, Talascend has developed a written Affirmative Action Program which sets forth the policies, practices and procedures that Talascend is committed to in order to ensure that its policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative action is accomplished. This Affirmative Action Program is available in the Human Resources office for inspection by any employee or applicant for employment upon request, during normal business hours. Interested persons should contact Kim Stouffer for assistance.

We request the support of all employees in accomplishing Equal Opportunity Employment.

Ron Wood
CEO
Talascend