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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary




April 19, 2001 Press Release
Attachment 3

Florida Department of Corrections
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Department of Corrections hereby reaffirms our commitment to equal employment opportunity for all employees arid applicants without regard to an individual's race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, or marital status.

Equal protection against discrimination will be afforded to all in recruitment, hiring, and promotion at all. job levels within the department. Other personnel matters (such as compensation, benefits, transfers, retention, discipline, department-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programs) will also be administered in accordance with equal employment opportunity requirements.

Employment practices will be administered in a nondiscriminatory manner for any qualified employee or applicant with a disability that can, with or without a reasonable accommodation, perform the essential functions of his/her job. Requests for accommodation may be made through the appropriate servicing personnel office or by contacting the ADA Coordinator, Office of Administration, Department of Corrections, 2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2500.

Because the department is committed to equal employment opportunity, any form of employment discrimination, including retaliation, is strictly prohibited. No employee may be subjected to retaliation as a result of filing a complaint, testifying, assisting, or participating in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing with regard to discrimination, or otherwise opposing any unlawful discriminatory practice prohibited by the department's policy and related state and federal laws.

It is the department's policy to investigate complaints of discrimination thoroughly and promptly. To the extent allowed by law, the department will keep complaints confidential. If an investigation confirms that discrimination has occurred, the department will take corrective action. Such action may include discipline up to and including dismissal.

Employees or applicants for employment who believe they have been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, or marital status or who believe they have been subjected to retaliation have the right to file a complaint. Complaints must be filed with the Senior Personnel Manager of Employee Relations or the Personnel Officer of the appropriate servicing personnel office or the Employee Relations Section, Bureau of Personnel in Central Office. The phone numbers are as follows: Marianna SC, (850) 482-9533; Lake City SC, (904) 754-1035; Orlando SC, (407) 245-0840; Ft. Lauderdale SC (954) 202-3800; Central Office (850) 487-6214. Employees and applicants may also file a complaint with the Florida Commission on Human Relations or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Michael W. Moore
Secretary

Percy Williams
Chief of Personnel, EEO Officer

Revised 2/2001 (Developed 9/17/86)