UNITED WAY OF INDIANA COUNTY'S COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Underlying the role and mission of the United Way of Indiana County is a firm belief in the dignity of all people which is critical to the well-being and vitality of our community. The United Way of Indiana County provides equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, color, religion, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.
United Way defines equity as the intentional inclusion of everyone in society. Equity is achieved when systemic, institutional, and historical barriers based on race, gender, sexual orientation, and other identities are dismantled and no longer predict socioeconomic, education, and health outcomes.
We recognize structural racism and other forms of oppression have contributed to persistent disparities that have existed in the past and persist in the present. We acknowledge those inequities are the result of policies and practices that work to marginalize entire populations of people. We commit to leveraging all of our assets (convening, strategic investments, awareness building, advocacy) to fortify equity and empowerment in Indiana County by engaging community members, especially those whose voices have traditionally been marginalized. We work with residents and public and private partners to co-create solutions that ensure everyone has the resources, support, opportunities, and networks they need to thrive.
We affirm this belief in our policies which guide and direct our employment practices, program funding, volunteer recruitment, and service delivery.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION IN EMPLOYMENT
United Way of Indiana County is fully committed to assuring equal opportunity and equal consideration to all qualified applicants and employees in personnel matters including recruitment, hiring, training, promotions, salaries and other compensation, transfer and layoff or termination.
In the implementation of this policy, United Way will aggressively seek personnel for all job levels within the organization without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, color, religion, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin. The intent of this policy is to reflect the positive value of diversity in the community.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION IN PROGRAM FUNDING
United Way of Indiana County is fully committed to the funding of programs that provide equal opportunity and access for all. In the implementation of this policy, United Way will continue to provide funding to programs that target populations as identified through continuous community assessment. The intent of this policy is to provide funding to meet the needs of, and support the diversity of our community.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION IN VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT
United Way of Indiana County is fully committed to the recruitment of volunteers to fill all volunteer positions within the organization to be representative of our community. In the implementation of this policy, United Way will aggressively seek volunteers from the community who reflect and acknowledge the value of diversity, including, but not limited to minority group members, women, and the disabled.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION IN SERVICE DELIVERY
United Way of Indiana County is fully committed to the delivery and provision of service to meet the needs of the community as identified through a continuous assessment process. In the implementation of this policy, United Way will grant program funding to those organizations which demonstrate the commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion which have as their legitimate stated purpose or mission the servicing of specific population segments.
In order to promote and value diversity, equity and inclusion, the active participation and support of all members of the organization will be required.
NON DISCRIMINATION AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY