EEO Policy Statement
The Harbor Transit Multi Modal Transportation System (Harbor Transit) has a strong commitment to the communities that we serve and to our employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to have a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or other protected class. Harbor Transit’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policy applies to all employment actions – including but not limited to – recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, and use of facilities. All applicants and employees have the right to file complaints alleging discrimination. The Harbor Transit Transportation Director will maintain overall responsibility and accountability for Harbor Transit’s compliance with its EEO Policy and Program. Any complaint of discrimination will be investigated thoroughly and promptly, no employee will be retaliated against for a good faith complaint.
To ensure day-to-day management – including program preparation, monitoring, and complaint investigation – the Human Resources Manager for the City of Grand Haven, 616-847-4887, has been appointed as Harbor Transit’s EEO Officer and the Training and Safety Coordinator, 616-842-3220, will support the record keeping and training end of the EEO plan. For EEO concerns the Human Resources Manager will report directly to the Harbor Transit’s Board of Directors and will act – with full authority – with all levels of management and employees.
If any employee believes that accommodation of a disability is necessary to perform essential job functions, the request for reasonable accommodation may be made to the EEO Officer. Michigan law requires that Harbor Transit be given written notice within 182 days after the employee knows or reasonably should have known of the need for accommodation.
All Harbor Transit executives, management, and supervisory personnel, however, share in the responsibility for implementing and monitoring Harbor Transit’s EEO Policy and Program within their respective areas, and will be assigned specific tasks to ensure compliance is achieved. Harbor Transit will evaluate its managers’ and supervisors’ performance on their successful implementation of Harbor Transit’s policies and procedures in the same way Harbor Transit assesses their performance regarding other agency’s goals.
Harbor Transit is committed to undertaking and developing a written nondiscriminatory program that sets forth the policies, practices, and procedures – with goals and timetables – to which the agency is committed, and to make the EEO Policy available for inspection by any employee or applicant for employment upon request. The Transportation Director is personally committed to a workplace that acts upon its daily responsibility to treat all applicants and employees with dignity and respect, as well as equitably under the guidelines of our EEO Policy and Program.