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Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) Program

It is the policy of the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) to fully comply with all applicable Provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of June 26, 1990, Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act of 1976 (PA. 453), the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1972, all as amended. This policy pertains to the responsibility of SMART relating to employment practices including recruitment, selection, promotions, terminations, transfers, layoffs, compensation, training, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment.

SMART is committed to prohibiting discrimination against employees and applicants based on their religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, sexual orientation, familial/marital status, Veteran’s status, or physical or mental disability. SMART shall be proactive in its pursuit of a successful affirmative action program; this process shall include the use of diagnostic techniques such as goals and time tables to guarantee positive results.  SMART recognizes that the successful implementation of an Equal Employment Opportunity program shall be beneficial to SMART by providing broader utilization and development of previously underutilized human resources. SMART is committed to the development of processes and policies designed to overcome any effects of past discriminatory practices on minorities, women and the disabled.

In order to uphold this commitment, the Authority has established an EEO program to be implemented by its Equal Opportunity Compliance Officer.  All applicants and employees have the right to file complaints alleging discrimination. These complaints shall be made to the Equal Opportunity Compliance officer who shall be committed to ensuring fair and equitable treatment of such allegations.

Furthermore, all SMART management personnel shall share in responsibility of Equal Employment Opportunity compliance. Performance by managers and supervisors will be evaluated on the success of the Equal Employment Opportunity program in the same way as their performance on other SMART goals.

EEO Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding SMART's EEO Program, please contact the EEO Department.

Civil Rights Complaint Process

If you feel your EEO rights have been discriminated against, you have the right to file a complaint.

ADA Reasonable Accommodations

Please download and review the ADA Reasonable Accommodations policy and requirements.

EEO/Affirmative Action Program Manual

Please download SMART's EEO/Affirmative Action Program Manual (PDF) here.