Citizens Telephone Cooperative “An Equal Opportunity Employer” Statement of Nondiscrimination

Citizens Telephone Cooperative and/or any one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries may, at times, be the recipient of federal financial assistance from the Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and is subject to the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and the rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture which provide that no person in the United States on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, qualified disability, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, creed, or veteran status shall be excluded from participation in, admission or access to, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any of this organizations programs or activities.

The person responsible for coordinating this organization’s nondiscrimination compliance efforts is Greg Sapp, General Manager.  Any individual, or a specific class of individuals, who feels that this organization has subjected them to discrimination may obtain further information about the statutes and regulations listed above or file a written complaint with this organization; or the Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250; or the Administrator, Rural Utilities Service, Washington, D.C. 20250.  Complaints must be filed within 180 days after the alleged discrimination.  Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent possible.

In addition, Citizens Telephone Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer, and as such will employ, and promote employees in all job classifications without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, qualified disability, marital status, religion, creed, sexual orientation, or veteran status.  Any applicant for employment of Citizens Telephone Cooperative or employee who believes he or she has been subjected to discrimination, including harassment, based upon any of these factors, should immediately contact the General Manager, Assistant General Manager, or Human Resources Manager.