Adopted October 11, 2021
The goals underlying this Diversity Plan are to ensure equal opportunity and to promote diversity in a manner reflective of the company’s commitment to a diverse workforce.
ODDSworks supports diversity and inclusion with considerable attention given to individuals and groups that historically have been the targets of discrimination, racism, sexism, and harassment. For purposes of this Plan, diversity specifically focuses on differences among people with respect to age, sex, culture, race,
ethnicity, religion, color, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, and veteran status. Minority and female business enterprises may claim Minority Business Enterprise (“MBE”) and Woman Business Enterprise (“WBE”) status if they meet the guidelines set by the Pennsylvania Department of General Services’ Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion, and Small Business Opportunities or other similar
STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS
ODDSworks seeks to achieve its twin goals of ensuring equal opportunity and promoting diversity in a manner that reflects and includes the local community. The two focus areas of this Plan are:
- Build and enhance relationships within the community to raise awareness and identify potential candidates for employment.
- Foster an inclusive work environment that results in both personal and business success.
- Procurement/Vendor Purchasing
- Build and enhance relationships within the community to raise awareness and identify qualified vendors.
- Include minority and women business enterprises, as well as other diverse groups.
- Ensure that all qualified vendors are given equal access to bid on our business.
ODDSwork’s recruiting efforts include, but are not limited to:
- Posting employment opportunities in newsprint, radio, tv/media, and internet.
- Attendance at community job fairs sponsored by local institutions of higher education, trade schools, media, and diversity groups;
ODDSworks continues to strive to maintain a workforce that reasonably reflects the diversity of its community and surrounding areas.
TRAINING, DEVELOPMENT, AND RETENTION EFFORTS
ODDSworks’ education and training efforts focus on developing a high-functioning, service oriented diverse workforce. The company provides employees with departmental training that allows them to successfully integrate into their new departments. Employees are strongly encouraged to apply for open vacancies whenever possible and ODDSworks provides training opportunities to employees, so they can develop the skills necessary to advance within the company.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
ODDSworks affirms its commitment and pledges its full support of equal employment opportunity for all persons, regardless of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, age, sex, national origin, disability, or military status.
DISSEMINATION OF PLAN
The company President has been designated as ODDSworks’ Diversity Officer. The Diversity Officer is responsible for disseminating the Plan to all employees. This individual is also responsible for providing a copy of the Plan to all newly hired employees at initial orientation, posting it in shared areas, annual
distribution to all employees, posting the Plan on the ODDSworks website, and publication in the employee handbook.
If any person believes he or she has been subject to harassment or discrimination, the individual should report the incident to his or her immediate supervisor. In the event a satisfactory solution is not achieved, or if the nature of the problem is such that the individual is uncomfortable reporting it to the supervisor, the
individual is encouraged to report the issue to the Diversity Officer. All complaints will remain confidential. ODDSworks prohibits retaliation against any complainant or participant in the complaint process.
ODDSworks considers quality, service, dependability and price as the main components of any vendor relationship. We pledge to partner, wherever possible, with minority and women vendors, as well as other diverse groups, to create a mutually beneficial business climate. ODDSworks’ goal is to ensure that all qualified vendors are given equal opportunity to bid on products and services utilized at ODDSworks.
GOOD FAITH PLAN FOR MINORITY VENDOR PARTICIPATION
ODDSworks diverse vendor purchasing initiatives include:
- Conduct workshops and other activities to increase MWBE awareness of the types and volumes of goods and services that ODDSworks purchases for its business.
- Establishing a reasonable payment plan, agreed upon by both the vendor and the Purchasing Department after review of the financial status of diverse vendors.
Vendors are licensed in accordance with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s regulations. ODDSworks additionally reserves the right to complete a due diligence background check on any vendor.
DIVERSITY PLAN EFFECTIVENESS ASSESSMENT
An important part of our diversity plan is the measure of its effectiveness. This objective is achieved by means of preparing a quarterly report that provides a performance assessment of ODDSworks’ Diversity Plan for the preceding quarter.
ODDSworks works as a team to develop a high-performing, inclusive work environment reflective of its diverse community. We strive to create a company culture where all ideas and all contributions are valued. Our commitment to making inclusiveness the foundation of our culture is driven not only from our desire to enhance the community, but also from its importance to maintaining a sound business strategy.