Policy Statement: Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity

The Port of Portland is dedicated to maintaining and improving a work environment, which extends equal opportunity to all individuals, regardless of race, sex, national origin, religion, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. Employment decisions shall be made in such a manner as to further the principles of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity.

Further, Port policy prohibits discrimination and harassment of employees on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

The Port's equal employment opportunity policy applies to all employment practices, including recruiting, hiring, benefits, social and recreational programs, compensation, promotions, transfers, Port-sponsored training and educational programs, demotion, layoff, recall, and any other terms and conditions of employment.

The Port of Portland recognizes the worth of each individual based solely on his or her work performance and contribution to the success of the Port.

The Port has adopted an affirmative action program, which is developed and maintained to comply with federal regulations for federal contractors and recipients of federal assistance.

Employees are encouraged to refer qualified candidates from all backgrounds and age groups.

The Human Resources Department regularly monitors and reports to management the results of our affirmative action program.

The Port ensures that hiring and promotion decisions are in accord with the principles of equal employment opportunity by requiring only valid, job-related skills for hiring and promotional opportunities.