At Amtrak, our employees, our programs and our suppliers reflect the nation we serve. Our diverse and inclusive behavior creates a work environment where everyone adds value and contributes to our business. Our comprehensive diversity and inclusion strategy for recruiting, welcoming and onboarding, engaging, developing and promoting apply to all Amtrak employees including, minorities, women, people with disabilities and the LGBT community across all generations.
Amtrak recognizes the importance of diverse and inclusive behavior that empowers employees to reach their full potential. We are committed to fostering an environment where diverse ideas, backgrounds and perspectives thrive, and we are committed to protecting the rights of all individuals.
By embracing diverse people and diverse styles, we demonstrate our respect for each other. Every year Amtrak celebrates Black History Month, Women's History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month and National Disability Employment Awareness Month to name a few. Our aim is to recognize as well as celebrate our multicultural, multigenerational and diverse workplace.
In 2014, Amtrak launched three microsites targeting multicultural travelers — DescubreNorteAmerica.com, a bilingual site for Hispanic consumers; MyBlackJourney.com for African American consumers; and AmtrakRideWithPride.com for the LGBT community. These microsites are culturally focused travel sites that speak to the unique languages of our customers.
At Amtrak, we treat one another with dignity and respect, and we see a future filled with new opportunities, new adventures and new challenges. We strive to provide a work environment where employees with disabilities have an equal opportunity to contribute and succeed. We support and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act 1973 providing accommodations for employees with medical conditions or physical or mental limitations to enable them to perform the essential functions of their jobs. We also provide accommodations for applicants who need assistance with the application or interviewing processes.
With this policy, we aim to create an elevated awareness of the company's commitment to accommodate persons with disabilities and to provide additional procedural guidance to employees who seek a workplace accommodation.
Creating an inclusive environment not only makes for a better work environment it helps us best serve and understand our customers. Every day, we seek to develop new skills; knowledge and abilities to drive growth and innovation to help us maximize our business results. We work together to foster collegial, collaborative and supportive relationships with one another to achieve our shared goals and deliver results.
In keeping with Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) principles, employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, status as a veteran or other protected status. We also take affirmative action to advance opportunities for minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.
To request a reasonable accommodation for any aspect of the pre-hire process, please complete and submit the Americans with Disabilities Act Reasonable Accommodation Request form (NRPC 3107, link below). Requests for reasonable accommodation on the job (post-hire) should be made after acceptance of an offer of employment.