Gender and Racial Discrimination and Intimidation Policy and Declaration

Chaplain Fellowship Ministries recognizes and declares that it is the right of all chaplains to work in a professional volunteer or paid environment free from any form of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or intimidation based on actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, age or gender.

Chaplain Fellowship Ministries is committed to zero tolerance of violations of this policy, and therefore, all members are subject to discipline for a single violation of any portion of this policy. Nothing in this policy is intended to limit a victim's right to pursue additional remedies outside of Chaplain Fellowship Ministries international Inc. Any allegation of conduct in violation of this policy will be thoroughly investigated and violators will be disciplined accordingly.

Conduct Prohibited: Discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and intimidation based on actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, age or gender including but is not limited to the following:

1.Verbal conduct such as epithets, derogatory comments, slurs, jokes, sexual remarks, or audio recordings containing any such verbal conduct.

2. Visual conduct such as derogatory posters, photographs, writings, cartoons, drawings, gestures, or video recordings containing such conduct.

3. Physical conduct such as assault, unwelcome or inappropriate touching, blocking normal movement, or interfering with any chaplain's work because of the chaplain's sex or race or any status protected by this policy;

4. Threats or demands to submit to sexual requests in order to keep a position or avoid some other loss, and offers of benefits in return for sexual favors.

5. Any act of retaliation against any Chaplain for reporting or threatening to report a violation of this policy.

6. Any act of intimidation against any chaplain to prevent or deter that chaplain from reporting any violation of this policy and the reporting procedures:

7. Any chaplain who believes that he/she has knowledge of any violation of this policy shall report the incident to his/her Senior Chaplain, Internal Affairs Department, or to any Deputy Chief or Chief Chaplain immediately.

8. A report may be made verbally or in writing.

9. Anonymous complaints will also be accepted and evaluated for further investigation if needed.

10. All allegations of violations of this policy will be thoroughly and promptly investigated by the Internal Affairs Department, or the Deputy Chief' Chaplain designee.

11. The Head Chaplain of the Internal Affairs Department must advise the Chief Chaplains of all alleged violations of this policy, including anonymous reports, immediately.

12. The reporting party and/or complainant will be advised in writing by the Senior Chaplain of the Internal Affairs Department of the final disposition of the case.

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