Equal Employment Opportunity
/Affirmative Action Policy

In accordance with federal and state laws and guidelines established for equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, I would like to affirm my continuing policy to provide equal employment and advancement opportunity in all job classifications of the Department of Securities (Department) without regard to political or religious opinion or affiliation, race, creed, gender, age, color, national origin, or disability, so long as the disability does not render the person unable to do the work for which employed.

The principles of equal employment opportunity apply to all employment practices and personnel actions throughout the Department, including recruiting, hiring, promotions, demotions, separations, training, transfers, layoffs (RIFs), recalls from a RIF, compensation, benefits and all other terms and conditions of employment. All personnel actions as well as all decisions relating to employment practices are to be made in accordance with the spirit of equal employment opportunity for all.

We have developed an affirmative action plan to help us achieve our goal of equal employment opportunity for all. The responsibility for implementing the plan, auditing records and preparing reports is assigned to Melanie Hall, Deputy Administrator. Ms. Hall, located in Suite 860 of The First National Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, telephone number (405) 280-7700, will monitor and evaluate our progress and report the results to me.

In addition, Ms. Hall is assigned to serve as the Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Officer (EEO Officer/Coordinator) for the Department. She is available to any employee having questions or needing assistance in regards to affirmative action or equal employment opportunity in the Department.

My personal commitment to this policy is complete. I accept overall responsibility for equal employment opportunity and affirmative action within this Department. I expect each and every employee to perform their duties and responsibilities in a manner that will demonstrate the Department's firm commitment in this most important area.

Irving L. Faught, Administrator