Equal Employment Opportunity

Nondiscrimination in General

Texas Southmost College shall not fail or refuse to hire or discharge any individual, or otherwise discriminate against any individual with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of any of the following protected characteristics:

  1. Race, color, or national origin;
  2. Sex;
  3. Religion;
  4. Age (applies to individuals who are 40 years of age or older;
  5. Disability; or
  6. Genetic information [see DAAA (Legal)].

Any employee or applicant for employment who perceives that he or she has been treated in a discriminative manner on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age (applies to individuals who are 40 years of age or older), disability, or genetic information may consult with or file a written complaint with the Director of Benefits and Compensation.

ADA/Section 504 Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator

Texas Southmost College designates the following person to coordinate its efforts to comply with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title IX of Education Amendments of 1972.

Elizabeth Balderrama, MBA MEd
Executive Director of Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator
Phone: 956-295-3771
[email protected]

Reasonable Accommodations

The College District is required, absent undue hardship, to make a reasonable accommodation to an otherwise qualified individual who meets the definition of disability under the “actual disability” or “record of disability” prongs. The College District is not required to provide a reasonable accommodation to an individual who meets the definition of disability solely under the “regarded as” prong. [See DBB regarding medical examinations and inquiries under the Americans with Disabilities Act]

“Reasonable accommodation” includes:

  1. Making existing facilities used by employees readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities; and
  2. Job restructuring, part-time or modified work schedules, reassignment to vacant position, acquisition or modification of equipment or devices, appropriate adjustment or modification of examinations, training materials or policies, the provision of qualified readers or interpreters, and other similar accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

Updated May 8, 2020