December 1, 2021

Oahu Transit Services, Inc. (OTS) has a strong commitment to the community we serve and our employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression), pregnancy and pregnancy-related medical conditions, age, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran status, domestic violence or sexual violence victim status, marital status, arrest and court record, reproductive health decision, breastfeeding, credit history, national guard participation, or other protected class.

OTSÕ Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

An employee or job applicant who believes that s/he has experienced employment discrimination has the right to file a complaint with OTSÕs EEO Officer, the Department of Transportation ServicesÕ EEO Officer or the Federal Transit AdministrationÕs Office of Civil Rights. Retaliation against an individual who files a charge or complaint of discrimination, participates in an employment discrimination proceeding (such as an investigation or lawsuit), or otherwise engages in protected activity is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated.

OTS is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees who need them because of a disability or to practice or observe their religion, absent undue hardship.

As OTSÕs President and General Manager, I maintain overall responsibility and accountability for OTSÕs compliance with its EEO Policy and Program. To ensure day-to-day management, including program preparation, monitoring, and complaint investigation, I have appointed Letha DeCaires, Director of Civil Rights, letha.decaires@thebus.org, as OTSÕs EEO Officer. Ms. DeCaires will report directly to me and acts with my authority with all levels of management, labor unions, and employees.

All OTS executives, management, and supervisory personnel, however, share in the responsibility for implementing and monitoring OTSÕs EEO Policy and Program within their respective areas and will be assigned specific tasks to ensure compliance is achieved. OTS will evaluate its managersÕ and supervisorsÕ performance on their successful implementation of OTSÕs policies and procedures, in the same way OTS assesses their performance regarding other agencyÕs goals.

OTS is committed to undertaking and developing a written nondiscrimination program that sets forth the policies, practices and procedures, with goals and timetables, to which the agency is committed and make the EEO Program available for inspection by any employee or applicant for employment upon request.

I am personally committed to a workplace that acts upon its daily responsibility to treat all applicants and employees with dignity and respect, as well as equitably under the guidelines of our EEO Policy and Program.


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ROBERT YU                                                                                                                      Date

President and General Manager