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EEO Policy Statement

Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As reflected in and demonstrated by its employment policy, it is committed to equal employment opportunity through a positive and continuing affirmative action program. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against because of race, age color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other Federal or State legally-protected classes. YNHHS believes in giving all employees the opportunity to succeed. Our commitment to fairness and respect for all contributes to the creation of an environment that is safe, inclusive and provides a sense of belonging to all.

YNHHS will recruit, hire, train and promote qualified individuals in all job titles, and ensure that all other personnel actions are administered without regard to protected status in accordance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, which require affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity in all aspects of employment. YHNNS does not discriminate on the basis of national origin or citizenship status as provided under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

To further implement these policies YNHHS will continue to:

A. Base decisions on employment so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity;

B. Ensure that promotion decisions are in accordance with the principles of equal employment opportunity by imposing only valid requirements for promotional opportunities;

C. Ensure that all personnel actions (including but not limited to compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoffs, company-sponsored training, education, tuition assistance, social and recreational programs) are conducted on an equal opportunity basis.

Employees and applicants shall not be subjected to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination because they have engaged in or may engage in any of the following activities:

A. Filing a complaint;

B. Assisting or participating in an investigation, compliance evaluation, hearing, or any other activity related to the administration of affirmative action and equal opportunity regulations;

C. Opposing any act or practice made unlawful by affirmative action and equal opportunity regulations, including Federal, State, and local law;

D. Exercising any other right protected by affirmative action and equal opportunity regulations.

Melissa Turner, Senior Vice President, and Chief Human Resources Officer is the designated EEO Officer and is responsible for compliance with State and Federal equal employment opportunity laws, and for implementing the affirmative action program, including equal employment practices, monitoring, and internal reporting.

If you have questions concerning this policy or are aware of any breach thereof, please contact Human Resources. Your concerns will be promptly investigated in an effort to maintain the hospital’s commitment to equal opportunity.

Employees and applicants who wish to review the Affirmative Action Plans should contact Denise Morris at [email protected] to schedule an appointment.

This policy statement has the support of:

Christopher M. O’Connor, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer & President, Yale New Haven Health System
Pamela Sutton-Wallace, MPH, Chief Operating Officer, Yale New Haven Health System
Anne Diamond, JD, CNMT, President, Bridgeport Hospital
Richard Lisitano, President, Lawrence + Memorial Healthcare
Diane Kelly, DNP, MBA, RN, President, Greenwich Hospital
Richard Goldstein, MD, PhD, MHCM, Senior Vice President, Yale New Haven Health

The continued success of our Affirmative Action Program requires maximum cooperation from every employee throughout our organization. Equal Employment Opportunity is not only the law, but it is a principle of Yale New Haven Health System.