LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES EQUAL OPPORTUNITY POLICY STATEMENT
Diversity and the equal opportunity it affords is strategically
important to Lucent. It makes Lucent more competitive in the marketplace.
It has been Lucent's long standing tradition, as well as our corporate
policy, to treat each individual with dignity and respect. This is
both a question of equity and of market success. To guarantee this,
we will effectively utilize all of our human resource talent and continue
to pursue this effort.
Lucent's policy is to:
I want to reaffirm Lucent's commitment of providing equal
opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance
with all applicable laws, directives, and regulations of federal, state,
and local governing bodies and agencies thereof.
comply with both the letter and the spirit of all applicable
laws and regulations governing employment;
provide equal opportunity to all employees and to all applicants
take appropriate affirmative action to make equal opportunity
prohibit unlawful discrimination or harassment because of
race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, marital
status, age, physical or mental disability, one's status as a special disabled
veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era, or because of a person's sexual
orientation, gender identity characteristics or expression, in any employment
decision or in the administration of any personnel policy;
make reasonable accommodations to the physical and/or mental
limitations of qualified employees or applicants with disabilities;
ensure that maximum opportunity is afforded to all minority
and women-owned businesses to participate as suppliers, contractors, and
subcontractors of goods and services to Lucent Technologies; and comply
with regulatory agency requirements and with federal, state, and local
procurement regulations and programs;
advise employees of their rights to refer violations of this
policy to their supervision, or to the appropriate Lucent Technologies
organization charged with the administration of the Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action policy, without intimidation or retaliation of any form for exercising
I expect all managers throughout Lucent Technologies to
comply fully with all aspects of this policy, and to conduct themselves
in accordance with the principles of equal opportunity.
Demonstrated commitment to equal opportunity is an investment
in our people and our future growth. Consequently, a company that attracts,
selects, develops and retains the best will remain the industry leader.
Lucent's ongoing efforts in this direction will provide us with a critical,
competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Richard A. McGinn
Chief Executive Officer & President