Central Missouri Community Action, (CMCA) believes in the principle and practice of equal opportunity. Furthermore, CMCA provides equal employment opportunity and advancement opportunities for all persons regardless of race, creed, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other classification protected by law.

Therefore, I am hereby ordering the establishment of an Equal Opportunity Policy, which shall be a permanent operating policy of CMCA. Discrimination against others will not be tolerated. Participants, applicants of service, employees and applicants for employment have a right to file a discrimination complaint if they believe they have been subjected to discrimination because of any of the above named grounds. Complaint procedures prescribed by the various funding sources will be utilized. Employees found guilty of violating this directive will be disciplined appropriately and may be terminated.

This policy relates to all phases of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, employment placement, up-grading, demotion or transfer, lay-off, recall, termination, as well as participation in all agency-sponsored programs and the receipt of benefits available through all agency-sponsored programs.

CMCA pledges through its Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer to create an environment that is conductive to equal opportunities both within the agency and communities served and to actively achieve our commitments herewith stated without reservation or qualification, willingly devoting our time, resources and facilities to this endeavor.

Signed,

Murray Purcell, Area Board President
Darin Preis, Executive Director