In recognition of
its legal and moral obligations, the Arizona Cotton Research and Protection Council hereby
commits itself to a policy of non-discrimination as follows:
1. The Cotton Council shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by
law. Equal Opportunity applies to such employment practices as hiring, upgrading, demotion,
transfer, recruitment, advertising, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of
compensation, selection for training, job assignments, accessibility, working conditions and
special duty details.
2. All Cotton Council management personnel shall actively support
recruitment and career development programs to ensure equitable representation of
minorities, females, seniors, LGBT and individuals with disabilities, special disabled
veterans and Vietnam Era veterans in all job categories and pay grades.
3. The Cotton Council shall not tolerate discrimination in the agency as
it creates an intimidating, degenerating, hostile and offensive working environment. Each
employee has an affirmative duty to maintain a workplace free of harassment, intimidation,
discrimination. The Cotton Council prohibits retaliation against any individual who reports
discrimination or harassment or participates in an investigation of such reports.
4. The Department will post the Non-Discrimination Policy throughout
5. All written bid announcements, request for proposals, employment
announcements, requests for applications, program brochures, literature and general
solicitations shall include the phrase:
“AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AGENCY”
The Arizona Cotton Research and Protection Council is committed to ensuring that all its
employees can work in an environment free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.
As Director of the Cotton Council, I am committed to the principles of Equal Employment
Opportunity. To ensure the dissemination and implementation of the 2022 Equal Opportunity
Plan throughout all levels of the Department, Bernetta Johnson shall serve as the Equal
Opportunity Administrator for the Cotton Council. She may be reached at phone number
602-438-0059 x 3 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
This policy is accessible to employees at www.azcotton.org
and is posted on the bulletin board in the main hallway at the Phoenix office located at
3721 E Wier ave. Phoenix, AZ 85040.
Todd Rovey, Interim Director