WP Buffs Commitment to Community

What are doing to cause positive change in the WordPress community?

Diversity &
Inclusion

Our support is built in to all of our processes.

EOE & Discrimination and Harassment Policies

We built our equal employment opportunity policy around preventive and affirmative actions to ensure fairness in all aspects of employment. These aspects include:

  • Hiring
  • Training
  • Evaluating performance
  • Administering compensation and benefits
  • Terminating employees

We also want to make sure that equal opportunity applies to other instances. For example, we don’t retaliate against employees and we are committed to prevent and resolve any kind of harassment against our employees, including sexual harassment.

Our HR department is responsible for assessing our company’s processes and ensuring they are bias-free. Whenever we find biases interfering, we will act immediately to refine our processes, train our people to combat their biases and protect possible victims of discrimination. We will give everyone the chance to work in an environment where their rights are respected.

Our equal opportunity employer policy reflects our commitment to ensure equality and promote diversity in the workplace.

This equal employment opportunity policy is the pillar of a healthy and productive workplace. Everyone should feel supported and valued to work productively so we are invested in treating everyone with respect and consideration.

To promote equal opportunity, we first ensure we follow EEOC regulations and EEO laws that apply to each part of our company.

We will also take additional actions to promote fairness and diversity as part of our equal employment opportunity policy. We will:

  • Use inclusive language in all signs, documents and webpages.
  • Modify structures where applicable to accommodate people with disabilities.
  • Provide unlimited PTO to FTEs and flexible work arrangement policies.
  • Hire, train and evaluate employees through job-related criteria.
  • Allow employees to take religious or national holidays that aren’t included in our company’s official schedule.
  • Train employees on communication and diversity.
  • Implement open door practices so employees can report discrimination more easily.

Our equal opportunity employer policy applies to all employees, job candidates, contractors, stakeholders, partners, and customers.
Equal opportunity is for everyone, but it mainly concerns members of underrepresented groups – they are the ones who are traditionally disadvantaged in the workplace. We don’t guarantee employment or promotions for people in those groups, but we will treat them fairly and avoid discriminating against them either via conscious or unconscious biases.

Being an equal opportunity employer means that we provide the same opportunities for hiring, advancement and benefits to everyone without discriminating due to protected characteristics like:

  • Age
  • Sex / Gender
  • Sexual orientation
  • Ethnicity / Nationality
  • Religion
  • Disability
  • Medical history

Actions
To promote equal opportunity, we first ensure we follow EEOC regulations and EEO laws that apply to each part of our company.

We will also take additional actions to promote fairness and diversity as part of our equal employment opportunity policy. We will:

  • Use inclusive language in all signs, documents and webpages.
  • Modify structures where applicable to accommodate people with disabilities.
  • Provide unlimited PTO to FTEs and flexible work arrangement policies.
  • Hire, train and evaluate employees through job-related criteria.
  • Allow employees to take religious or national holidays that aren’t included in our company’s official schedule.
  • Train employees on communication and diversity.
  • Implement open door practices so employees can report discrimination more easily.


Grievance Procedure

All supervisors and managers are responsible to use equal opportunity practices and make decisions based on objective, non-discriminatory criteria. Everyone should comply with our policy at all times.

If you see or suspect that our EEO policies are being violated, feel free to inform HR immediately. If you suspect that someone is behaving in a wrong way but doesn’t realize it, you could also talk to them directly.

When someone discriminates, they will be subject to disciplinary action depending on the severity of their actions. For example, unintentionally offending a coworker might warrant a reprimand, but harassing someone systematically might result in demotion or termination.

Black Lives Matter

We fully and completely support the efforts of the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as our Black employees who are affected by these events. The presence of #BLM merchandise in our store is meant to publicly show our support. All proceeds go to WHO’s COVID-19 response fund.

HER Resiliency Center

When you work with WP Buffs, we commit a portion of our proceeds to HER Resiliency Center, a non-profit organization that helps young women ages 18 to 25 with the support, skills, and resources they need to make positive decisions and thrive.

Our
Team

We pride ourselves on a diverse team, and are always looking to improve it

🙌🏾 Diversity On Our Team

We are proud to support women and POC in leadership roles, as well as provide employee benefits that support working parents. We are currently working on surveying our team to really dive into exactly how diverse our team is, and how we can continue to diversify. 

Check back here in 2021 for the results of the survey!

Our
Contributions

Promoting diversity requires positive action as well as positive intent

💚 2020 Contributions and Donations

We pledge to donate at least $1,000 per quarter to diverse organizations, charities, missions, and fundraisers that are focused on doing good in the tech community.

Here are some socially conscious organizations and events we have donated to in 2020 – we encourage you to support them, too!

Our
Content

We focus on supporting events, projects, and individuals that benefit the WordPress and tech communities.

💌 Our Community Newsletter

Every month, we take a deep dive into the WordPress community and share:

  • Curated links to fun and interesting content
  • WordPress-specific updates
  • WP Buffs-specific news
  • Recaps of recent events


Want to help us do some good?

Every newsletter gives you, the reader, the chance to vote on a tech-based non-profit. We make a $200 donation to the winner of each vote! 💵

"Congrats on the approach you guys are taking with this monthly newsletter - I finish it feeling more than informed. I feel brighter and ready to start my day. One of the reasons was the part about voting for a non-profit, because I know the exposure will help them all, regardless of who wins."
Katharina
Newsletter Subscriber

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