Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The employment policy of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation is to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, gender, color, religion or national origin. Affirmative action is taken to ensure the fulfillment of this policy. The applicability of this obligation covers all employment activities including:

  • Hiring, placements, promotions, transfers, demotions, layoffs or terminations
  • Treatment during pre, present and post employment
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Training selection and employee development
  • Outreach and community activities and/or programs

This policy is consistent with the requirements and objectives set forth by Executive Order 11246, and all related federal regulations.

The objective at Amtrak is to obtain individuals who are qualified or trainable for the position by virtue of job related standards of education, training, experience and professional qualifications.

The general responsibility for ensuring compliance and continued implementation of this policy on equal employment opportunity is the responsibility of the Chief Human Capital Officer at Amtrak. This responsible official will review this policy of employment opportunity at least every six months and measure progress against these stated objectives.

Equally important, all management personnel share in this responsibility and are assigned specific tasks in support of this policy. These include reporting relevant information, assisting in monitoring and reviewing affirmative action efforts and identifying problem areas. Satisfactory and timely completion of the reporting and monitoring procedures described here is expected for adequate performance by all those with such responsibilities.