Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has a strong commitment to the community we serve and our employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.
The SFMTA 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. All applicants and employees have the right to file complaints alleging discrimination. Retaliation against an individual who files a charge or complaint of discrimination, participates in an employment discrimination proceeding (such as an investigation or lawsuit), or otherwise engages in protected activity is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. The SFMTA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees who need them because of a disability or to practice or observe their religion, absent undue hardship.
As SFMTA’s Director of Transportation, I maintain overall responsibility and accountability for the SFMTA’s compliance with its EEO Policy and Program. To ensure day-to-day management, including program preparation and monitoring, I have appointed Virginia Harmon, EEO@sfmta.com or 415-701-4344, as SFMTA’s EEO Officer. Virginia Harmon will report directly to me and acts with my authority with all levels of management, labor unions and employees.
All SFMTA executives, management, and supervisory personnel, however, share in the responsibility for implementing and monitoring SFMTA’s EEO Policy and Program within their respective areas and will be assigned specific tasks to ensure compliance is achieved. The SFMTA will evaluate its managers’ and supervisors’ performance on their successful implementation of SFMTA’s policies and procedures, in the same way SFMTA assesses their performance regarding other agency’s goals.
SFMTA is committed to undertaking and developing a written nondiscrimination program that sets forth the policies, practices and procedures, with goals and timetables, to which the agency is committed and make the EEO Program available for inspection by any employee or applicant for employment upon request. I am 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.
Edward D. Reiskin
Director of Transportation
March 16, 2018