Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We prohibit unlawful discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical disability, mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic to the extent protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy against harassment or discrimination extends to coworkers, contractors, and vendors.

We have a strict no-retaliation policy. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who report harassment or discrimination, or who participate in investigations into such conduct. Violations of any of these policies could lead to disciplinary action.

Title VI Notice

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 United States Code § 2000d) and Tennessee Code Annotated § 4- 21-904 states that any entity receiving Federal financial assistance may not discriminate against their program beneficiaries or participants based on their color, national origin or race.

Columbia Power & Water Systems (CPWS) does not discriminate against any person based on age, color, creed, disability, familial status, national origin, race, religion, sex, or on any other basis legally prohibited by or protected by Federal or State law.

If you think you have been discriminated against, in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, you can file a complaint within 180 days of the alleged discrimination. Upon receipt of the complaint, the Columbia Power & Water Systems Title VI Coordinator will evaluate jurisdiction, the need for additional information, and investigate the merit of the complaint. If the complaint is filed by an internal party, Columbia Power & Water Systems does not have jurisdiction and will forward it to the appropriate agency having jurisdiction to review it.   Complaints can be filed with:

Aimee Hull
Vice President of Human Resources
Title VI Coordinator
Columbia Power & Water Systems
email
(931) 388-4833 Ext. 7704
201 Pickens Lane
Columbia, TN 38401

Complainants also have the option to file a complaint directly with the Tennessee Human Rights Commission (THRC) or the appropriate Federal agency within 180 days of the alleged discrimination.  THRC may be reached by phone at (615) 741-5825 or toll free at (800) 251-3589 or at:

William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower
312 Rosa L Parks Avenue, 23rd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243