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Employment: Policy 2-7.1.2 Equal Employment Opportunity

The defense and promotion of human rights is inseparable from the Gospel mandate. It is the policy of the Diocese of Phoenix to promote equal opportunity in the areas of recruitment, employment, training, development, transfer and promotion. Employment in Diocese of Phoenix offices and subsequent development, transfer or promotion will go to those individuals whose training and experience most nearly qualify them for the positions offered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, or social or economic status, except where religion or ordination is a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ). The Diocese of Phoenix will not discriminate on the basis of disability, and reasonable accommodation will be made for those qualified individuals with disabilities.


Parish and diocesan schools shall not discriminate against any student on the basis of race, color, national origin or gender in the administration of their educational policies, personnel policies, admission policies, scholarship programs, athletic or other school-administered programs. The sole exception to this non-discrimination policy shall be that single sex schools shall be permitted to refuse admission on the basis of gender.