It is the policy of
the Maryland Department of State Police to afford equal employment opportunity
to qualified individuals regardless of their sex, age, ancestry, race, color,
creed, gender Identity/Expression, national origin, religious affiliation
belief or opinion, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information or
disability. In addition, the Maryland
State Police does not condone, nor will it tolerate Sexual Harassment or
gender-based basis in any form or to any degree. This policy shall prevail in all matters of
employee relations, including but not limited to: opportunities for employment;
promotion; assignment; transfer; education and training; supervision;
performance appraisals; internal investigations; and processes of discipline,
demotion and termination;
form of harassment or retaliation for reporting discrimination will not be
tolerated. Threats or acts of
retaliation against witnesses testifying in regard to discrimination or harassment
are likewise prohibited.
Department’s Office of Fair practices (OFP) shall serve as the repository for
all discrimination, harassment and retaliation complaints. This office will review, mediate, and monitor
complaints to ensure equitable and lawful treatment of all employees. Any employee subject to, or witness to,
discrimination or harassment situation(s), regardless of how subtle, may report
the incident (s) to the OFP. Incidents
of Sexual Harassment may be reported to a supervisor, a commander, the Internal
Affairs Unit, or the OFP within 30 days.
Employees have the option to pursue any other legal remedy available to
them under State and Federal statutes.
Investigations of employee discrimination or harassment shall be
conducted thoroughly and promptly.
at every level will be held accountable for upholding and translating into
action the provisions of this policy, and maintaining a work environment free
from discrimination. Bureau Chiefs are
expected to lead by example in the proper treatment of employees and take
appropriate measures to ensure that their bureaus reflect the Department’s
policy of zero tolerance for unfair employment practices. Bureau Chiefs, Commanders and Directors shall
disseminate this policy to all persons under their authority and shall
conspicuously post copies in the common areas of their respective
facilities. All MSP employees are
responsible for adherence to this policy.
Anyone found to be in violation of this policy will be subject to
disciplinary action, up to and including termination. For more information, contact the Office of
Fair Practices at 410-653-4379.
policy of fair practices supports the belief of the Maryland Department of
State Police that, we must treat each other with mutual trust, respect,
fairness and dignity. The strength of
our organization in accomplishing its mission depends on the ability of our
employees to communicate and function together effectively. A work environment that nourishes respect and
fairness among co-workers enhances morale and encourages similar relationships
with the public.
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