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It is the policy of CSP to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with all applicable equal opportunity, directives and regulations of federal, state, and local governing bodies or agencies thereof, specifically Minnesota Statute 363.

All qualified applicants and employees will be considered for employment and advancement without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, genetic information, creed, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, membership or activity in a local commission or any other status protected by applicable law. This policy applies to all employment practices and terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to promotions, transfers, compensation, terminations, training and participation in CSP sponsored benefits or programs.

This policy is in compliance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, regulations of the Internal Revenue Service and all other applicable federal, state and local statutes, ordinances, and regulations. Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX and Section 504 may be directed to the compliance coordinator.

CSP is an institution of LCMS and, to the extent allowed by law, CSP reserves the right to make employment and benefits based determinations consistent with the tenets of the LCMS faith. In addition, preference in holding certain employment positions is given to ordained ministers of LCMS.

CSP, based on a religious tenet, recognizes only male ordained ministers of the Gospel, but recognizes both male and female commissioned ministers of the Gospel.

The Human Resources Department has been appointed to manage the equal employment opportunity program, including all equal employment opportunity activities, as required by federal, state and local agencies. If any employee or applicant for employment believes he or she has been discriminated against, please contact the Director of Human Resources.

Because CSP is a church-related institution all employees are expected to respect the official doctrines of the LCMS and to pursue lifestyles that are morally in harmony with its teachings.

Last modified: February 4, 2019