Letter from the CEO

Equal opportunity in the workplace is one of our nation’s most cherished and hard-fought values.  It gives workers, and their families, a fair shot to reach their highest dreams and aspirations.  And it clears the way for all of us to contribute to the economic engine and social fabric of our nation.   As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, Meltech plays a critical role in upholding our nation’s respected principals by ensuring our employees’ rights are always protected. Starting as small hubzone company with an office on Rhode Island Ave in Washington, DC, only employing staff in economically-depressed geographic areas to grow to a small business completing over millions in construction work. Now almost 30 years later, Meltech, a Woman-Owned Small Business, supports the Small Business Administration through our Mentor-Protégé programs helping disadvantaged businesses with guidance on business management systems, business development and marketing, navigating the federal contracting arena and much more. Meltech values equity, diversity, inclusiveness and the rich variety of thought and experience it brings to our company and nation. As Chairman/CEO of Meltech Corporation, Inc., I am personally dedicated to ensuring that Meltech embraces equal opportunity and inclusiveness for everyone who may apply to work here, who is employed here and with whom we provide services for. 

At Meltech, we will ensure that no applicant for employment or employee of Meltech is denied equal opportunity because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.  These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs. 

Meltech will also continue to provide reasonable accommodations to employees and applicants with disabilities, and for religious observances and practices. 

Meltech will work diligently to maintain a workplace free from discrimination.  Employees and applicants for employment have the right to report incidents of discrimination or harassment without fear of retaliation.  Meltech employees shall not engage in discrimination, retaliation, or harassment.  We will take prompt action when a Meltech employee, manager or supervisor of Meltech, subcontractor or vendor of Meltech or non-employee is found to have engaged in discrimination, retaliation, or harassment (including sexual harassment).  In addition, consistent with the Meltech Whistle Blower Program – Non-Retaliation Company Policy, Meltech will not tolerate retaliation against reporting persons.

Any Meltech employee or applicant who believes that they have been subjected to discrimination or retaliation should contact U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at (202) 663-7081.

The mission of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is to prevent and remedy unlawful employment discrimination and to advance equal opportunity for all in the workplace. As Meltech Chairman/CEO, I call upon everyone to work to ensure that Meltech sets the best example of equity, diversity, and inclusiveness for all workplaces.  By implementing the Meltech EEO Policy, and cooperating in its enforcement, we will affirm these principles and further the nation’s mission to stop discrimination and unethical behaviors. 

Consistent with federal laws, acts of retaliation against an employee who engages in protected activity, whistleblowing, or the exercise of any appeal or grievance right provided by law will not be tolerated in our workplace.  In addition, consistent with the Meltech Whistle Blower Program, Meltech will not tolerate retaliation against any reporting persons.

It is incumbent upon each of us, at every level of seniority, to ensure that Meltech and all of its employees set the best example of equity and inclusiveness for all workplaces. Likewise, each of us must take responsibility for implementing the Meltech’s EEO Policy and cooperating fully in its enforcement.  In doing so, we reaffirm the company’s commitment to a workplace free of unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.  

My personal thanks to each of you for all the important work you perform daily in protecting and defending the civil rights of America’s workers.  You are making a difference. If we, as a company, strive towards building a culture of inclusiveness by supporting the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce and by promoting an environment free from discrimination where all people are recognized and rewarded on the basis of individual performance, we celebrate our differences and commonalties. Meltech works to ensure that our company embraces and supports individuals from all racial, ethnic, religious, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, class, disability, and nationality groups in their chosen. At Meltech, we ensure that individuals from all backgrounds have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. 

It is Meltech’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship or veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws and regulations. This policy applies to all the terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation and training. Advancement to positions of greater responsibility is based on an individual’s abilities and demonstrated performance.

As Chairman/CEO, this statement attests to our commitment to continue to strive to create a company and leadership that reflect the composition of the broader society.


Joanne Pettit-Krishack, Chairman/CEO