Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Employment decisions will be made without discrimination based on protected classes under the law (including but not limited to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, height, weight, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression) because employees should be able to enjoy a workplace free from all forms of discriminatory employment decisions.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace where diversity is supported and all have the opportunity to succeed.
Americans with Disabilities Act Policy and Disability Notification
MSUFCU does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in regards to terms, conditions, and privileges of employment or hiring.
The Human Resources Department has an interactive process in place for employees to request reasonable accommodations that can help them perform the essential functions of their jobs.
Code of Conduct
The success of the Credit Union is dependent upon the trust and confidence we earn from employees and members. To earn and maintain that trust and confidence:
Employees are expected to act ethically, professionally, and with honesty and integrity to uphold the credibility of our organization.
Employees are to operate in an accurate, trustworthy, and respectful way while serving members, fellow employees, and vendors.
Unlawful Harassment Policy
To maintain a positive work environment, harassment on the basis of any lawfully protected characteristic (including but not limited to race, color, religion, gender, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, height, weight and marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression) by employees, members, vendors, or other third parties will not be tolerated, and any reports of harassment will be investigated and dealt with appropriately.
Harassment must be reported; the Credit Union provides a resource called EthicsPoint, where employees can report harassment, with the option to remain anonymous.
Repeated inappropriate behavior, either direct or indirect, whether verbal, physical, or otherwise, conducted by one or more persons against another or others will not be tolerated. Our Standard of Ethics clearly states that all employees will be treated with dignity and respect.
Intention is irrelevant, and will not be given consideration during investigations of bullying behavior, as it the effect of the behavior on the individual that is important (as it is with unlawful harassment).
Gender Identification and Expression Policy
The Credit Union is committed to creating a safe work environment for transgender and gender non-conforming employees.
MSUFCU specifically prohibits discrimination against an employee based on actual or perceived gender identity.
For names/pronouns, restroom, and locker room choice, employee privacy and gender identity are highly regarded.
Open Door Policy
Employees are free to go to their Managers, Executives Management, or the Human Resources Department at any time to voice Credit Union related issues and concerns.
Management and Human Resources are receptive and accessible to employees.
In order to protect our employees and members, as well as their confidential information and privacy, a security system and our employees monitor access to our physical sites, ensuring that only authorized persons are within secured areas.
Injury or Serious Illness on the Job
Any injury or illness that occurs on the job, no matter how minor, should be reported to management and Human Resources, as the Credit Union carries worker's compensation insurance, which protects the organization and employees by providing partial compensation and medical benefits to employees who become injured while working.
If medical attention is needed immediately, the paramedics will be called.
If the injury or illness is minor, first aid kits are available in each department.
Inclement Weather and Emergency Closing Procedures
For the safety of our employees and members, in the event of inclement weather or an emergency situation that poses a serious danger to employees and/or members, the Credit Union will consider closing the affected locations until it is safe to return.
Workplace Violence Policy
The Credit Union is committed to preventing workplace violence and to maintaining a safe work environment. Conduct that threatens, intimidates or coerces another employee, member, vendor, or business associate will not be tolerated.
The Credit Union is committed to supporting victims of intimate partner violence and treats threats coming from an abusive personal relationship as it does other forms of violence.
The Credit Union has guidelines in place to address any reports of intimidation, harassment or other threats of or actual violence that may occur onsite or offsite during work-related activities.
Diversity and Inclusion Trainings
Employees and managers will be given multiple options for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training in 2021 and beyond. The purpose is to allow employees to choose their own learning experience and ultimately build their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion skillset.
Intrapersonal and interpersonal example topics:
• Intersectionality of Identities
• Being a Good Ally
• Authenticity in the Workplace
• Empowering an Inclusive Team
• Cross-Cultural Communication
• Conflict Resolution Strategies
Be Bold, Be You
Employees are required to complete at least two instructor-led training sessions per year to learn and grow alongside their coworkers. In this session, employees explore who they are and work with their inherent traits to discover how they might impact team dynamics.