EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY STATEMENT


The Columbia Group (TCG) has a long-standing record of providing equal employment
opportunities to all its employees. TCG does not discriminate based on age, gender, sexual orientation, race, national origin, religion, marital status, family responsibilities, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information or disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions. This policy applies to all the terms and conditions of employment including but is not limited to: recruitment, hiring, transfers, promotions, training, compensation, leave of absences, terminations, layoffs, and/or employment recalls.

TCG’s equal employment opportunity and affirmative action policies and objectives also apply to its work with customers, consultants, vendors, subcontractors, and any other entity that is affiliated with TCG.

It is the responsibility of all TCG employees to fully adhere to the policies and objectives of equal employment opportunity. TCG has developed and implemented an Affirmative Action Plan to support its commitment to the principle of equal employment opportunities. Any violation of TCG’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policies should be brought to the attention of the employee’s supervisor or the Vice President of Human Resources. TCG will investigate all reports of such conduct. Employees found in violation of the Equal Employment Opportunity Policies will be subject to the full range of disciplinary action. The Vice President of Human Resources will monitor and make reports on a periodic and continuing basis to both Senior Management and appropriate government entities as required.

TCG prohibits retaliation against any employee for filing a complaint in good faith under this policy or for assisting in the complaint investigation. If after investigating any complaint of discrimination, TCG determines that the complaint is not bona fide, or the employee has provided false information regarding the complaint, disciplinary action may be taken against the individual who filed the complaint or furnished false information.

The plan is available for inspection in the Human Resources Department (Washington, DC) Monday thru Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm.