Equal Employment Opportunity Program
The Casco Bay Island Transit District is fully committed to the concept of equal employment opportunity. It is, therefore, the policy of CBITD that:
- No practice, activity, policy, or decision which discriminates against an individual or group on the basis of race, color, age, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, except as a bona-fide occupational qualification, shall be allowed to exist.
- All necessary steps shall be taken to ensure that applicants and employees are treated equally during recruitment, hiring, and employment.
- Recruiting sources will be informed orally and in writing of the CBITD policy stipulating that these sources refer minorities for all positions listed.
CBITD considers qualified applicants for employment on an equal basis without regard to race, color, age, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, or physical or mental disability, except as a bona-fide occupational qualification.
CBITD will continue to recruit qualified applicants from all necessary and available sources, including employment agencies, placement bureaus, colleges, universities, etc. and will continue to refrain from the use of recruitment practices and sources where it appears that direct or indirect discriminatory practices exist.
CBITD will use its best efforts to ensure that minorities and females are adequately informed of current and future employment activity through regular local minority publications, and involvement with local minority/female organizations and community action groups.
In publicizing job openings, all advertising and all recruiting brochures shall contain the phrase “An Equal Opportunity Employer.”
Employment and Promotion
All applicants for employment and promotion are considered and placed without regard to race, color, age, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, except as a bona-fide occupational qualification.
Employment application forms are properly worded to conform to all Federal and State laws and a periodic audit will be conducted to ensure continuous compliance.
All employees, without regard to race, color, age, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, except as a bona-fide occupational qualification, will have equal opportunity for advancement and promotion.
All work area, lunchrooms, and restrooms shall be maintained on a non-segregated basis.
The Casco Bay Island Transit District will continue hiring practices designed to achieve a reasonable representation of minority employees at every job level.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
No person on the basis of race, color, national origin, or transportation disability will be subjected to discrimination in the level and quality of transportation services and transit related benefits.
Any person or persons who believe that there is such discrimination may file a complaint with the Casco Bay Island Transit District submitted to the General Manager by calling (207) 774-7871 ext. 103, or by mail using the form below. Click below to download a Civil Rights Complaint Form.
Notice of Proposed DBE Goals
The Casco Bay Island Transit District (CBITD), a quasi-municipal ferryboat operator in Casco Bay, announces that its proposed DBE Goal for FY2014, FY2015 and FY 2016 is as follows: Non-vehicle Capital Assistance Programs: 0.13% of funds expended in contracts funded in part by the Federal Transit Administration. A description of how the goal was determined is available for inspection for 30 days from date of this notice during normal business hours at the District’s office located at 56 Commercial Street, P.O. Box 4646, Portland, Maine 04112. FTA and CBITD will accept comments on this goal for 45 days from the date of this notice. Comments may be sent to CBITD at the above address or to the Federal Transit Administration, Suite 920, 55 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, 02142. DBE businesses are encouraged to inform CBITD of products and services they have available by contacting R.S. Horr at 207-774-7871 ext 133. The District solicits and encourages Disadvantaged Business Enterprises and Women Business Enterprise participation in all federally funded projects.
CBITD Weapons Policy
The following policy was adopted by the CBITD Board of Directors on November 16, 2007:
No weapon* of any type may be carried onto or into any Casco Bay Lines vessel, pier, or terminal, except upon satisfaction of all of the following conditions:
- The person carrying the weapon has all necessary permits and licenses;
- The weapon is packed or contained in a carrying case or sheath and the weapon is kept out of sight;
- The weapon is never handled or displayed while on the vessel, pier, and/or at the terminal;
- The person carrying the weapon never leaves it unattended while on the vessel, pier, and/or at the terminal;
- Firearms are unloaded and ammunition is packed separately.
*The term “weapon” shall be interpreted broadly to include any firearms, bow and arrow, knives (excluding a small jackknife for personal use) or other instrument of attack/defense or for hunting purposes.