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Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

Metra 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 race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation,) age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class.

Metra's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policy is applicable to all employment practices, 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.

As Metra's Executive Director/CEO, I maintain overall responsibility and accountability for Metra's compliance with its EEO Policy and Program. I have entrusted the responsibility of day-to-day management ofthe EEO Program, including program preparation, monitoring, and complaint investigation to Janice R. Thomas, Senior Division Director of the Office of Diversity & Civil Rights. Ms. Thomas will report directly to me and acts with my authority with all levels of management, labor unions, and employees.

The Office of Diversity & Civil Rights monitors and reports progress towards the implementation of EEO policies and procedures. All employees and applicants have the right to file a complaint alleging discrimination with Metra's Office of Diversity & Civil Rights.

All Metra executive team personnel, managers' and supervisors' however, share in the responsibility for implementing and monitoring Metra's EEO Policy and Program within their respective areas and will be assigned specific tasks to ensure compliance is achieved.  Metra will evaluate its executive team personnel, managers' and supervisors' performance on their successful implementation of Metra's policies and procedures, in the same way Metra assesses their performance regarding other agency's goals.

Metra's EEO Policy and Program sets forth the policies, practices and procedures, with goals and timetables, to which the agency is committed. The EEO Policy and Program is available for inspection by any employee or applicant for employment upon request.

I am personally committed to a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination and harassment. Further, I expect any entity with which Metra does business, to support this policy by complying with all applicable federal, state and local equal employment opportunity laws and regulations.


Donald A. Orseno Executive Director/CEO

To view a signed copy of the EEO Policy Statement, click here.

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