We Value Diversity
Oregon Housing and Community Services recognizes the many benefits of a workplace environment that values and embraces individual differences. In fact, diversity and inclusion are one of our core values.
OHCS values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We stand by our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants of a protected class, including disability status and veteran status. We encourage Individuals of diverse backgrounds, who promote diversity, and inclusion join our agency.
OHCS's Affirmative Action program is a specific and result-oriented program by which the department commits through active measures to ensure equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.
The objective of the affirmative action program is that it seeks to redress past discrimination through active measures. Programs without effort to make them work are meaningless; and effort, undirected by specific and meaningful programs, is inadequate.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Making sure that workplaces are free from all forms of harassment and providing programs to assist members of equal employment opportunity groups to overcome past or present disadvantage or discrimination.
This means having workplace rules, policies, practices and behaviors that are fair and do not discriminate against people belonging to or associated with a particular group.