Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Southwestern Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SWECI) is an equal employment opportunity employer. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at SWECI will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. SWECI does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of age, race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other protected classification, in compliance with federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Furthermore, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, SWECI does not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of a disability. SWECI will make reasonable accommodations, including modifications of cooperative policies and procedures in appropriate cases, for qualified individuals with disabilities, if such modifications do not cause the co-op undue hardship.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, placement, promotion, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absences, and access to benefits and training.

Any employees with questions or concerns about any type of discrimination in the workplace are encouraged to bring these issues to the attention of their immediate supervisor or the Director of Human Resources. Employees can raise concerns and make reports without fear of reprisal. Anyone found to be engaging in any type of unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.