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Equal Opportunity Statement

Portfolio Evaluations Inc. is committed to the principles of equal employment. We are committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws providing equal employment opportunities, and all other employment laws and regulations. It is our intent to maintain a work environment that is free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation because of age, race (including traits historically associated with race, which include, but are not limited to, hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, American flag display, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws.

The Company is dedicated to the fulfillment of this policy in regard to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, placement, transfer, training, promotion, rates of pay, and other compensation, termination, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. The Company will conduct a prompt and thorough investigation of all allegations of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, or any violation of the Equal Employment Opportunity Policy in a confidential manner. The Company will take appropriate corrective action, if and where warranted. The Company prohibits retaliation against employees who provide information about, complain about, or assist in the investigation of any complaint of discrimination or violation of the Equal Employment Opportunity Policy.

We are all responsible for upholding this policy. You may discuss questions regarding equal employment opportunity with your immediate supervisor or any other designated member of management.

Statement of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

PEI is committed to fostering and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. We believe that differences in ideas, talents, skills, characteristics, and perspectives allow us to do more together. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion occurs at all levels of the company, starting with its Owners, Leadership Team and Senior Management.

Our people and relationships are the most valuable assets that we have. The collective sum of life experiences, knowledge, expression, capabilities and talent that our team members and clients invest in their endeavors represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and our company’s goals and achievements as well.

We embrace differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our workplace unique. We will not discriminate against any team member, service provider, applicant, vendor, or client on any recognized basis, including, but not limited to any protected class under federal, state or local law. In accordance with New Jersey State law, no individual will be subject to different treatment or status based upon race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, domestic partnership status, civil union status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, sex, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, nationality, refusing to submit to a genetic test or make available the results of a genetic test to an employer, disability, liability for service in the U.S. military, and religious practice or observance.

The diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives of PEI are applicable to our practices and policies on recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, professional development and training, promotions and advancement, social and recreational programs, and the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of gender and diversity equity that embraces and enforces:

  • Respectful communication and cooperation between all representatives, vendors and clients.
  • Teamwork and participation, permitting the representation of all characteristics and perspectives.
  • Positive contributions to the communities in which we live, work, and serve our clients.
  • Promotion of a greater understanding and respect for inclusion and communications.

PEI seeks to attract the highest quality of candidates and representatives and to retain such individuals by embracing their differences and encouraging the sharing of ideas and perspectives. All representatives of PEI have a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect at all times, and are expected to exhibit conduct that reflects diversity, equity and inclusion during work, at work functions and at all other company-sponsored and participation events. The Leadership Team of PEI encourages all of its representatives to extend these behaviors into their personal lives and to always represent themselves in a respectful and understanding manner with all individuals with whom they may come into contact. Any PEI representative found to have exhibited any inappropriate conduct or behavior against others may be subject to disciplinary action, including but not limited to termination.

Any PEI representative who observes behavior that is inconsistent with this diversity, equity and inclusion policy has an affirmative duty to communicate same to the company’s senior management or Leadership Team. Any individual who believes that he or she has been subjected to any kind of discrimination that conflicts with this diversity, equity and inclusion policy and its goals and initiatives should seek assistance from an HR representative or member of PEI Leadership Team.