Even though Barron Electric Cooperative is no longer a recipient of federal financial assistance from the Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, we do abide by Wisconsin law, the federal law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Policy. The Department of Agriculture Policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability and other factors. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
The person responsible for coordinating this organization’s nondiscrimination compliance efforts in regard to the Department of Agriculture policies is Aaron Torud, General Manager of Barron Electric Cooperative. Any individual, or specific class of individuals, who feels that this organization has subjected them to discrimination, contrary to the rules of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, may file a written complaint with this organization or the Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250. Such complaints must be filed within 180 days after the alleged discriminatory action, or by such later date to which the Secretary of Agriculture extends the time for filing. Identity of complainants will be kept confidential except to the extent necessary to carry out the purposes of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Additionally, Barron Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity Employer, as defined under the other federal and state laws, for all employees and candidates for employment. We support and are committed to fully cooperating in the implementation of applicable laws and executive orders in all of our employment policies, practices and decisions.
Pursuant to federal and state anti-discrimination laws, there shall be no discrimination against any person based upon race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, arrest or conviction record, ancestry, membership in the National Guard, state defense force or reserves, age, disability, or status as a special disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era or in any other manner prohibited under federal or state law, in any personnel action including recruitment, selection, placement, training, compensation, or terms and conditions of employment.
All employees are expected to comply with this policy. All managers and/or supervisors who are responsible for meeting business objectives are expected to cooperate fully in meeting our equal opportunity objectives.
Barron Electric Cooperative is committed to comply with all equal opportunity laws and principles.
Questions or concerns in regard to our affirmative action programs may be referred to Barron Electric Cooperative’s General Manager, Aaron Torud, who has also been designated as the Cooperative’s Compliance Officer.