The Presbyterian Mission Agency engages in employment policies and practices that promote equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. In developing the Staff Handbook, the Presbyterian Mission Agency is guided by the Book of Order, the policies of the General Assembly, the “Churchwide Plan for Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action,” “Cultural Proficiency Standards of Behavior” and applicable federal, state and local laws and executive orders related to equal opportunity in employment.
All employment policies and practices, including recruiting, selection, benefits, compensation, performance appraisals, promotion, transfers, discipline, training and separation, will be administered without discrimination based upon race, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, creed, protected disability status, citizenship status, genetic information, uniformed service (e.g., U.S. Armed Forces or National Guard) or status as a Vietnam Era or special disabled veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, or veteran status, or religious affiliation (except where a category is determined to be a bona fide occupational qualification), or other characteristics protected by law.
The Presbyterian Mission Agency acts affirmatively to expand employment opportunities that contribute to a diverse workforce. The Presbyterian Mission Agency voluntarily sets goals for itself regarding equal employment opportunities for women and persons of color and reviews and reports on progress toward meeting these goals to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).