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 Equal Employment Opportunity

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​​​​​​​​​​​COS is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and will implement a comprehensive program to put those principles into practice.

It is COS' policy to ensure all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity at COS on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic information or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. 

COS will strive to achieve a workforce that is welcoming to men, women, persons with disabilities and individuals from all ethnic and other groups to ensure COS provides an inclusive educational and employment environment. Such an environment fosters cooperation, acceptance, democracy and free expression of ideas.

COS' Equal Employment Opportunity Plan is maintained to ensure the implementation of equal employment opportunity principles that conform with state and federal laws. COS' EEO Plan can be located at:

Equal Employment Opportunity Plan


The District has established an Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Work Group to assist the District in implementing its Equal Employment Opportunity Plan. The Work Group's focus is to promote an understanding and support of equal opportunity and non-discrimination policies and procedures. The Work Group sponsors events, training, or other activities that promote equal employment opportunity, non-discrimination, retention and diversity at COS. The Work Group is made up of faculty members, classified employees and administrators.

Hiring Committee members are required to complete EEO training every three years.  To view, training compliance logs, please see:

EEO Employee Tracking.xlsx

If you wish to file a complaint against the District for an EEO violation, you may do

do so using the following form:
File your complaint with:

John Bratsch (Dean, HR/Legal Affairs)
Office of Human Resources
915 South Mooney Blvd.
Sequoia 5
Visalia, CA 93277
(559) 730-3830