Equal Opportunity Employer
EEO/Affirmative Action Policy Statement
To: All Employees and Applicants for Employment
Integrys Energy Group and its subsidiaries (Company) are committed to equal employment opportunity for all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any other protected classification. We support and will cooperate fully with all applicable laws, regulations and executive orders in all of our employment policies, practices and decisions including, but not limited to:
- All recruiting, hiring, and promotion programs in all job categories;
- Decisions regarding employment; and
- All personnel actions related to compensation, benefits, transfers, training, social and recreational programs, job opportunities, layoffs, recalls, education and other terms and conditions of employment.
Additionally, the Company has implemented affirmative action programs for qualified women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. These programs state the methods by which the Company provides equal employment opportunity and takes affirmative action to recruit, employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. These programs also incorporate auditing and reporting mechanisms designed to measure the effectiveness of the Company’s affirmative action efforts.
We firmly believe that equal employment opportunity can only be achieved through demonstrated leadership and implementation of a viable Affirmative Action Plan. Our Plan sets forth specific affirmative action and equal employment opportunity responsibilities for managers, supervisors and all of our employees. All employees are expected to comply with this policy and our Affirmative Action Plan. We expect all employees to demonstrate respect for all other employees. It is imperative that all employees make personnel and employment decisions in accordance with the Company's policies, practices and procedures.
Mr. Bill Laakso serves as the Company's Equal Employment Opportunity Officer and has responsibility for assuring compliance with the Plan, including monitoring the effectiveness of the EEO program and reporting on its effectiveness to federal, state, and local agencies as required. Please communicate any questions or concerns that you have to him. A copy of the Plan is available for inspection upon a reasonable request to Mr. Laakso during normal business hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays, at 700 North Adams Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin. He can be reached at 920-433-6993.
Employees and applicants shall not be subject to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination because they have engaged in, or may engage in, any of the following activities: filing a complaint; assisting or participating in an investigation, compliance evaluation, hearing, or any other activity related to the administration of applicable federal, state, or local laws requiring equal opportunity for individuals of a protected group; opposing any act or practice made unlawful by such federal, state, or local laws; and exercising any other rights protected by such laws or the implementing regulations.
My personal commitment to this policy is complete. As part of my commitment to this policy, I receive and review affirmative action reports on the progress of the Equal Employment Opportunity program. It is my deliberate intention that my actions and decisions will support the spirit of this policy and program. It is incumbent upon every employee to do the same. Accordingly, all executives, managers and others with responsibilities affecting or relating to employment opportunities including, but not limited to, supervisors and human resources personnel, are responsible for administering this policy within their respective areas and should take immediate and appropriate action if discriminatory practices or behavior are reported. Employees are encouraged to report any concerns regarding violations of this policy to Mr. Laakso.
Charles A. Schrock
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer