Answers to frequently asked EEO questions

What is Equal Employment Opportunity?
Equal Employment Opportunity, or EEO, is Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and age in employment decisions, such as hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, benefits, training, and other aspects of employment.
What role does the Compliance/EEO Office serve?
  1. Serves as a neutral problem-solving option for employees and applicants.
  2. Monitors the district’s compliance with local, state and federal non-discrimination laws.
  3. Facilitates the district’s ADA Committee.
  4. Designs non-discrimination and anti-harassment training for employees.
  5. Conducts impartial investigations into internal and external allegations of discrimination and harassment.
  6. Serves as Title IX Compliance Coordinator.
  7. Makes recommendations to address instances of harassment.
  8. Prepares an annual diversity data which details employee demographics.
  9. Prepares internal and external reports as required by law and policy.
  10. Provides mock interviews to applicants.
  11. Assists with the district’s diversity recruiting efforts.
What rights do I have as an employee or student in the Anchorage School District?
All students and employees of the Anchorage School District have the right to pursue their education or occupation with dignity in a safe environment free of discrimination and/or harassment. These rights are not only protected under district policy but are also protected under state, local and federal laws.
What can I do if I believe my rights have been violated?
Employees and applicants may consult with the Compliance/EEO Office at any time; however in order to address concerns at the lowest level, and before filing an EEO Complaint, it is recommended that you:
  1. Discuss your concerns with your immediate supervisor, if your concerns are with your immediate supervisor,
  2. Discuss your complaint with the department/division executive director,
  3. If your complaint is not resolved within five (5) working days after meeting with the department supervisor. If your concerns are not resolved within 5 working days or you are not satisfied with the outcome, an EEO complaint may be filed by completing the ASD EEO Complaint form (add hyperlink here) and provide information about the alleged incident where you will be required to participate in a fact-finding process by a member of Compliance/EEO Office. **Note: Complaints must be filed within 30 days of the alleged discriminatory act

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