Equal Employment Opportunity

Reaffirmation of equal employment opportunity policy

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation's policy is to ensure recruitment, employment, compensation, equal terms, conditions, and privileges of employment to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), sex/gender (including pregnancy), age, disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law. In carrying out this policy, the company will ensure:

A. Employment decisions are based on the principle of equal employment opportunity. Recruitment and hiring decisions are based on valid requirements for such opportunities.

B. Promotion decisions are based on the principle of equal employment opportunity and valid job requirements.

C. Personnel decisions, such as those pertaining to compensation, benefit programs, transfers, promotions, layoffs, return from layoff, Company sponsored (both Company operated and Company supported) training and educational assistance programs, and social and recreational programs are administered in accordance with the principle of equal employment opportunity.

D. Analyses of personnel transactions are conducted to ensure equal opportunity.

E. Every effort is made to maintain a positive, productive work environment that respects individual differences and is free of all forms of harassment, including sexual harassment.

F. The Company provides reasonable accommodations to assist qualified applicants and employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their jobs, unless the accommodation creates an undue hardship or directly threatens someone’s health or safety.

G. Reasonable accommodations are made for the sincerely held religious beliefs and practices of applicants and employees, unless the accommodation creates an undue hardship or directly threatens someone’s health or safety.

Responsibility for accomplishing the objectives of the equal employment opportunity policy for Sikorsky Aircraft is assigned to the Vice President, Human Resources. Implementation of this policy is assigned to the Manager, EEO and HR Compliance. In this capacity, the Manager will establish and maintain an internal audit and reporting system to allow for effective measurement of Sikorsky’s programs.

Supervisors are made aware of their responsibility for implementing the Company's equal employment opportunity policy and are reminded that, just as in the case with all other Company policies, their effectiveness in carrying out its objectives is among the criteria considered in evaluating their job performance.

Mick Maurer
President, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

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