TMCC

Equity and Inclusion Office

Equity and Inclusion Policies

See Also: Grievance and complaint procedures, diversity resources and nondiscrimination documents and forms

This page contains information on the following topics. To view a specific topic, please click on the link and it will take you to that part of the page.

  1. Annual Notice of Nondiscrimination
  2. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action
  3. Title IX
  4. Section 504
  5. Americans with Disabilities Act

a. Annual Notice of Nondiscrimination


b. TMCC Policy and Statement Regarding Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA)

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing equal opportunity and access to programs and employment, and places of work and learning free of discrimination. Likewise, TMCC's policies regarding equal employment opportunity and affirmative action represents our commitment to supporting practices that seek to achieve equal opportunity in employment and advancement without regard for sex, age, race, color, religion, physical or mental disability, creed, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression.

Additionally, TMCC is committed to taking efforts to recruit, employ, retain, and promote qualified members of underrepresented groups, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Such efforts shall apply to all employment practices, including but not limited to:

  • Hiring
  • Promotion
  • Demotion
  • Transfer
  • Recruitment
  • Recruitment Advertising
  • Layoff
  • Termination
  • Compensation
  • Training

In full compliance with federal and state laws, TMCC has adopted the following equal employment opportunity and affirmative action statement: TMCC is an EEO/AA (equal employment opportunity/affirmative action) institution and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, physical or mental disability, creed, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression in the programs or activities which it operates.

TMCC is committed to the identification and elimination of any discrimination in the programs or activities which it operates, and to the establishment of procedures which will assure equal treatment and educational benefit. If someone at TMCC is engaging in behavior that you find offensive, you may contact us to assist you in making that individual aware of the behavior. Similarly, if you believe you have experienced unlawful discrimination or harassment, you are encouraged to contact our office and may file a complaint.

Allegations of discrimination are taken seriously and will be dealt with promptly, thoroughly, impartially, and equitably in accordance with the TMCC Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Where discrimination is found to have occurred, TMCC will act to stop the discrimination, to prevent its reoccurrence, and to remedy its effects.

Confidentiality cannot be guaranteed when filing a complaint of sexual discrimination or harassment; however, an individual's privacy will be protected to the extent reasonably possible. If it is determined that your alleged complaint does not constitute unlawful discrimination, we can help refer you to the proper place to seek resolution.

The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation Equal Rights Commission (NREC) is charged with the oversight for employment discrimination complaints within the State of Nevada. They may be contacted at the information listed below:

Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation
Equal Rights Commission - Northern Nevada
1675 East Prater Way, Suite 103
Sparks, NV 89434
Voice: 775-823-6690
Fax: 775-688-1292
Website: http://detr.state.nv.us/nerc.htm


c. TMCC Policy and Statement Regarding Title IX

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing places of work and learning free of discrimination. Likewise, TMCC's policy regarding sexual discrimination and harassment represents our commitment to providing equal educational opportunity to all students.

In compliance with federal law, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, it is TMCC's policy that no person shall on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any education program or activity. Sex discrimination is illegal and prohibited in any education program or activity operated by TMCC. Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Examples of such prohibited conduct include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual coercion;
  • Sexually explicit or gender related statements, jokes, comments, questions, innuendos, anecdotes, or gestures;
  • Uninvited touch, patting, hugging, or purposeful brushing against another person's body;
  • Remarks of a sexual nature about another person, body or clothing;
  • Use of electronic mail or computer dissemination of a sexual oriented or sex-based communications;
  • Sexual advances be it physical or not; request for sexual favors in exchange promised job or educations benefits;
  • Displaying sexually suggestive objects, pictures, magazines, cartoons, or screen savers;
  • Or inquires, remarks, or discussions about an individual's sexual experiences or activities and other written or oral references to sexual conduct.

If you believe you have been the victim of sexual harassment, sexual discrimination or sexual violence you are encouraged to contact the Title IX Coordinator in our office and may file a complaint.

Allegations of sexual discrimination and sexual harassment are taken seriously and will be dealt with promptly, thoroughly, impartially, and equitably in accordance with the TMCC Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Where sexual discrimination or harassment is found to have occurred, TMCC will act to stop the discrimination or sexual harassment, to prevent its reoccurrence, and to remedy its effects.

Confidentiality cannot be guaranteed when filing a complaint of sexual discrimination or harassment; however, an individual's privacy will be protected to the extent reasonably possible.

The Nevada Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is charged with the enforcement of Title IX for educational institutions within the State of Nevada. They may be contact at the information listed below:

Nevada Department of Education
Career, Technical and Adult Education
755 N. Roop Street, Suite 201
Carson City, NV 89701
Voice: (775) 687-7300
Fax: (775) 687-8636
Website: www.cteae.nv.gov


d. TMCC Policy and Statement Regarding Section 504

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing places of work and learning free of discrimination. Likewise, TMCC's policy regarding discrimination and harassments represents our commitment to providing equal educational opportunity to all students.

In compliance with federal law, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is TMCC's policy that no otherwise qualified individual with a physical or mental impairment shall, solely on the basis of his/her disability be excluded from participating in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity operated by TMCC.

TMCC is dedicated to providing reasonable accommodations for any qualified individual with a disability to insure their equal participation in educational opportunities provided by TMCC. Examples of disabilities that are protected by Section 504 include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Cognitive
  • Hearing
  • Learning
  • Heath
  • Physical
  • Psychological
  • Vision
  • Temporary Disability

Students who have a disability and are in need of an accommodation are encouraged to contact TMCC's Disability Resource Center (DRC) so that a reasonable accommodation may be prescribed.

If you believe that you have been the discriminated against based upon your disability, or an institutionally prescribed accommodation for your disability has not been honored, you are encouraged to contact the 504 Coordinator in our office and may file a complaint.

Allegations of discrimination are taken seriously and will be dealt with promptly, thoroughly, impartially, and equitably in accordance with the TMCC Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Where discrimination is found to have occurred, TMCC will act to stop the discrimination, to prevent its reoccurrence, and to remedy its effects.

Confidentiality cannot be guaranteed when filing a complaint of discrimination; however, an individual's privacy will be protected to the extent reasonably possible.

The Nevada Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is charged with the enforcement of Section 504 for educational institutions within the State of Nevada. They may be contact at the information listed below:

Nevada Department of Education
Career, Technical and Adult Education
755 N. Roop Street, Suite 201
Carson City, NV 89701
Voice: (775) 687-7300
Fax: (775) 687-8636
Website: www.cteae.nv.gov


e. Americans with Disabilities Act

TMCC's Human Resources office handles all accommodation requests for employees and applicants in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. To inquire about TMCC's ADA and Section 503 policies, procedures, and/or request an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources office.

TMCC's Disability Resource Center handles all accommodation requests for students in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. To inquire about TMCC's ADA and Section 504 policies, procedures, and/or to request an accommodation, please contact the Disability Resource Center.

TMCC also has a committee dedicated to addressing general accessibility concerns: the Americans with Disabilities Act Committee. All faculty, staff, students and community members are welcomed to bring concerns forward to the committee.