and Racial Discrimination and Intimidation Policy and Declaration
Chaplain Fellowship Ministries recognizes and declares that it is
the right of all chaplains to work in a professional volunteer or
paid environment free from any form of discrimination, harassment,
retaliation, or intimidation based on actual or perceived race,
color, national origin, religion, age or gender.
Chaplain Fellowship Ministries is committed to zero tolerance of
violations of this policy, and therefore, all members are subject
to discipline for a single violation of any portion of this policy.
Nothing in this policy is intended to limit a victim's right to
pursue additional remedies outside of Chaplain Fellowship Ministries
international Inc. Any allegation of conduct in violation of this
policy will be thoroughly investigated and violators will be disciplined
Conduct Prohibited: Discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and
intimidation based on actual or perceived race, color, national
origin, religion, age or gender including but is not limited to
conduct such as epithets, derogatory comments, slurs, jokes, sexual
remarks, or audio recordings containing any such verbal conduct.
Visual conduct such as derogatory posters, photographs, writings,
cartoons, drawings, gestures, or video recordings containing such
Physical conduct such as assault, unwelcome or inappropriate touching,
blocking normal movement, or interfering with any chaplain's work
because of the chaplain's sex or race or any status protected by
Threats or demands to submit to sexual requests in order to keep
a position or avoid some other loss, and offers of benefits in return
for sexual favors.
Any act of retaliation against any Chaplain for reporting or threatening
to report a violation of this policy.
Any act of intimidation against any chaplain to prevent or deter
that chaplain from reporting any violation of this policy and the
Any chaplain who believes that he/she has knowledge of any violation
of this policy shall report the incident to his/her Senior Chaplain,
Internal Affairs Department, or to any Deputy Chief or Chief Chaplain
A report may be made verbally or in writing.
Anonymous complaints will also be accepted and evaluated for further
investigation if needed.
All allegations of violations of this policy will be thoroughly
and promptly investigated by the Internal Affairs Department, or
the Deputy Chief' Chaplain designee.
The Head Chaplain of the Internal Affairs Department must advise
the Chief Chaplains of all alleged violations of this policy, including
anonymous reports, immediately.
The reporting party and/or complainant will be advised in writing
by the Senior Chaplain of the Internal Affairs Department of the
final disposition of the case.
are a nondenominational
ministry of presence with chaplains, ministers, pastors, priests
and bishops serving nationwide and around the world as chaplains.
All members are legally ordained as ministers and chaplains.©
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