CHA has been and will continue to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, disability, religious belief, national origin, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, age and gender or any other protected category.
The following commitments and procedures represent the CHA Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action Policy Statement:
- No person will be discriminated against or be denied benefits of any activity, program or employment process receiving public funds, in whole or in part, resulting from contracts awarded by state or federal agencies, in the area of recruiting, advertising, hiring, upgrading, promoting, transferring, demoting, lay-off, termination, rehiring, employment, rates of pay, benefits and other compensation.
- CHA will implement, monitor, and enforce this policy and programs in conjunction with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and executive orders, and in conjunction with the EEO contract provisions.
- Retaliation against any employee for reporting an incident of alleged discrimination is strictly prohibited. CHA will also investigate all reported incidents of retaliation and incidents of retaliation of which management becomes aware. Whether or not the underlying report of discrimination is substantiated, retaliation will be grounds for discipline, up to and including immediate termination of employment.
The Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Officer is Paula Heller, SPHR, who is located in our Albany, NY office and can be reached by phone at (518) 453-4500 with any questions or complaints pertaining to discrimination or harassment.