Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of the STS International to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. STS International does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, medical condition, handicap, veteran status, or marital status. STS International also makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled veteran employees. This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation and benefits. Any incident of discrimination or harassment, including work related harassment by Company personnel or any other person should be reported to the employee's supervisor or the Human Resources Manager, who will investigate the matter.

In keeping with this policy, all employees are expected to abide by applicable federal and state laws which prohibit discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex (gender), national origin, age, disability, or status as a qualified disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era. This includes providing reasonable accommodations to the religious beliefs of others, as well as providing accommodations for any ADA-covered disabilities that they might have. These same principles require our employees to abide by applicable federal and state non-discrimination laws in their dealings with customers, visitors, vendors and suppliers, including providing appropriate accommodations to disabled individuals in order to permit them comparable access to our services and facilities as provided to non-disabled individuals. Employees who receive requests for such accommodations should always ask for management guidance before rejecting an accommodation request.

Consistent with our philosophy, all employees are expected to take personal responsibility to try to get along with others who may have different beliefs, backgrounds, or other differences, and to display common courtesy in their dealings with one another. The common courtesy which we expect of our employees includes being careful to avoid teasing and unkind "jokes" or remarks about the personal characteristics of another person, avoiding workplace discussions of issues likely to generate disputes (such as politics, religion, and sex); avoiding racial, ethnic or sexually-oriented jokes; avoiding invasions of the personal privacy of others, and otherwise making genuine efforts to treat others with the same courtesy, consideration and respect which you would like to receive. It also means avoiding any use of position or power for personal gain or advantage (including using influence or position to engage in any conduct which would constitute harassment under this policy).

There are a number of reasons why our Company places a strong emphasis on the use of common courtesy in dealing with others. The most important reason is that we believe that this policy helps us to establish an environment of trust within our Company which makes it much easier to work together productively, because this trust allows us to give one another the benefit of the doubt when problems arise. This environment of trust, in turn, makes it easier to resolve misunderstandings and work out satisfactory solutions if some mistake has been made.

Compliance with Affirmative Action Rules and Other Legal Requirements
In compliance with E.O. 11246 and its implementing regulations, as well as in compliance with other laws applicable to federal contractors and subcontractors, Company decisions regarding employment are designed to utilize only valid requirements for hiring and promotions, and to ensure equal employment opportunity in all other aspects of employment. Our policy of non-discrimination extends to: Employment, promotion, demotion, recruitment advertising, layoff or discharge, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

STS International is committed to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex (gender), disability, national origin, age or veteran status in connection with, but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, demotion, transfer, recruiting, advertising, solicitation, compensation, selection for training or termination of employment. To reaffirm and supplement the long standing commitment, STS International has adopted specific affirmative action plans (AAPs) to insure that these policies will be carried out. The Human Resources Manager oversees the implementation and monitoring of our EEO policy, as well as our AAPs, but equal employment opportunity is considered to be the responsibility of all of our employees.

STS International maintains required summaries of its AAPs in the Personnel Office. Qualified handicapped individuals, as well as qualified disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era, are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in order to be considered for affirmative action under these AAPs.

STS International is required by law to make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training. If an employee has a disability or impairment, which is creating job difficulties or requires an accommodation, this matter should be brought to the attention of the supervisor or the Human Resources Manager.