DAODAS Policy Statement on Affirmative Action
Our sincere commitment to both effective business management and equitable treatment of our employees requires that we present this policy statement as an embodiment of that commitment to the fullest.
Employees are our most valuable resource, and our policy is that equal employment opportunity be provided to all present and prospective employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or physical disability. This policy applies to all human resource actions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, classification/compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, layoffs, recall from layoffs, and education, social, or recreational programs of the agency.
We have developed an affirmative action plan to help us achieve our goal of equal employment opportunity for all. Lillian Roberson, Manager of the Division of Operations, is the designated affirmative action officer for the Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services.
Oral briefings, by the Director and the designated affirmative action officer, and mandatory trainings offered by the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission are part of the process, which will serve to enhance understanding of and adherence to the policy.
The affirmative action program will remain in effect until such goals are achieved, and we expect the full cooperation of all managers, supervisors, and other employees in this program.
W. Lee Catoe, Director
Effective: July 18, 2005