Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Nondiscrimination

GuideStar is committed to a diverse workforce and fair employment practices. GuideStar believes that a diverse workforce helps the company realize its full potential. Recognizing and developing the talents of each individual bring new ideas to GuideStar. The company benefits from the creativity and innovation that results when people who have different experiences, perspectives, and cultures work together. We believe a well-managed, diverse workforce expands GuideStar's base of knowledge, skills, and cross-cultural understanding, which in turn enables us to understand, relate, and respond to our diverse and changing community and customer base. Our overall commitment is reflected in our diversity and inclusion philosophy.

GuideStar's Diversity and Inclusion Philosophy

  • A diverse, high-achieving workforce is a sustainable competitive advantage that over time will differentiate GuideStar in the marketplace. It is essential to our future success and growth.
  • An inclusive, flexible work environment that values differences motivates employees to contribute their best.
  • To better serve our customers, we must attract, develop, promote, and retain a diverse workforce.
  • Trust, mutual respect, and dignity are fundamental beliefs that are reflected in our behavior and actions.
  • Accountability for diversity and inclusion goals drives our success and builds integrity and trust.

Compliance, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action

GuideStar's policies and supporting practices are built upon this philosophy as well as a set of values that include a strong belief that all employees should be treated with dignity and respect. In accordance with this, GuideStar does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or veteran's status. It is also company policy to comply with all applicable national, state, and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity. In furtherance of these commitments, it has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of the company to annually update and take action-oriented steps to implement GuideStar's Affirmative Action Plan, and to undertake regular evaluation and audits of our efforts and progress in this regard.

It is the responsibility of each and every employee of GuideStar to give our policy of equal employment opportunity real meaning and full support.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The only thing we require for employment, compensation, advancement, and benefits is excellence. It is the policy of GuideStar to recruit, employ, promote, and take other personnel actions with respect to all employees and job classifications without regard to age, sex, race, creed, national origin, religious persuasion, marital status, sexual orientation, or political belief and to take affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunities for handicapped workers as well as for disabled persons and all veterans. Further, no one will be denied opportunities or benefits because of the existence of a physical or mental impairment or disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, so long as, with the provision of reasonable accommodations, such impairment or disability does not substantially limit such person's performance of one or more essential job functions.

GuideStar's procedure for responding to individual discrimination complaints is guided by the regulations of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. These procedures are posted in areas throughout the organization. Any employee or applicant for employment who believes that unlawful discrimination has occurred either to themselves or to some other member of the organization must consult with the Director of Human Resources or the Director's designee within a reasonable period of time following the alleged discriminatory action. The Human Resources Department will then conduct a thorough investigation. No employee will be the subject of any retaliation for filing a complaint of discrimination or harassment or for participating in any investigation into such a complaint.