At Avaya, our strategic intent is to create a culture of unity and global community, where every employee feels included, supported and respected.
We align around common business objectives — revenue, cost, people and process — and within that framework, we acknowledge and support diverse groups. We are a global company in every sense — geographically, strategically and culturally. We embrace diversity as a competitive advantage. Harmonizing and leveraging the diversity of our people realizes our full potential. In the spirit of being a global community, our diversity unites us, and it enhances the quality of our work and our work-lives.
Our commitment to diversity has active and visible support from Avaya's senior leadership. The corporation has staff resources dedicated to strengthening existing initiatives and building new ones to support Avaya's culture. These include:
Avaya's Policy is to prohibit 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, veteran of the Vietnam era, or other covered veterans, 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.
Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Talent
One of Avaya's key objectives is to attract, hire and retain talented and qualified individuals around the world. A diverse, skilled workforce is essential to our success.
Supplier diversity through Minority, Women and Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprises (MWDVBE) affirms Avaya’s commitment to diversity, global economic growth and a willingness to support businesses. At Avaya, maximum opportunity is afforded to MWDVBEs to participate as suppliers, contractors, and subcontractors for good and services. Strategic supplier alliances are essential to achieving Avaya’s goal in providing solutions that enable customers to excel and take advantage of new business opportunities. Also, our Supplier Diversity Program ensures strict compliance with all applicable U.S. regulatory agency requirements, as well as with U.S. federal, state and local procurement regulations and programs.
In addition to Avaya’s non-discrimination policy, U.S. federal, state and local Equal Employment Opportunity laws require that all employment decisions and personnel policies be made without regard to factors such as race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, sexual preference or orientation, physical or mental disability, or status as a special disabled veteran, other covered veterans or veteran of the Vietnam era. Employees can voluntarily self-identify for several of these categories or request a reasonable job accommodation to perform essential job functions. This is also covered under Avaya's Policy which should be reviewed with all employees on a periodic basis.
Affirmative Action programs are results-oriented procedures to ensure equal opportunity in the employment and advancement of protected groups. As a U.S. federal contractor, Avaya is required by law to develop written Affirmative Action Programs for minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam Era and other covered veterans.
Avaya employees have the right to refer violations of company policy to their supervisor or to the appropriate Avaya organization charged with the administration of the Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action policy, without intimidation or retaliation of any form.
Avaya offers several types of diversity training to employees. New employees learn of Avaya’s environment of inclusion through the New Hire Orientation Program and there are courses offered for continued learning on an on-going basis.
Employee Business Partner Groups
Employee Business Partner Groups are open to all employees. By supporting the unique needs of their communities, Employee Business Partner Groups enable the company to maximize the talents of their members to achieve the company's objectives.
Employee Business Partner Groups at Avaya include:
4A - Asian/Pacific American Association for Advancement at Avaya
EQUAL! - Supporting Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered employees of Avaya
TRIAL AGREEMENT FOR AVAYA COLLABORATORY
v. 1.0 January 27, 2018
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Trial Customer may internally trial the non-production version of the Hosted Services from the United States only for a period of up to 90 days from the date when Avaya enables access to the Hosted Services or otherwise makes the Hosted Services or its software available to You, unless that time period is modified in writing by Avaya at its discretion ("Trial Period"). This trial is for Your internal review only, and You may not offer the Hosted Services to any End User or other party during the Trial Period. Upon expiration of the 90 day trial period or any extension thereof, You shall cease use of the Hosted Services, return all software to Avaya, and irretrievably delete all software from your systems. Upon request, a duly authorized representative of Trial Customer will certify such destruction to Avaya. Avaya may share such certification with applicable suppliers whose software is part of the Hosted Services.
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IN NO EVENT SHALL AVAYA'S OR ITS SUPPLIERâS TOTAL LIABILITY TO TRIAL CUSTOMER IN CONNECTION WITH, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS TRIAL AGREEMENT OR THE HOSTED SERVICES EXCEED FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500). THE PARTIES AGREE THAT THE LIMITATIONS SPECIFIED IN THIS SECTION WILL APPLY EVEN IF ANY LIMITED REMEDY PROVIDED IN THIS TRIAL AGREEMENT IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
FOR PURPOSES OF THIS TRIAL: (i) THE HOSTED SERVICES ARE NOT A TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE; (ii) THE HOSTED SERVICES MAY NOT BE CONNECTED TO THE PUBLIC TELEPHONE NETWORK; (iii) THE TRIAL CUSTOMER MAY NOT USE CONFIDENTIAL, PERSONAL, PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE, PRIVATE, OR PERSONAL HEALTH INFORMATION WHEN USING THE HOSTED SERVICES; (iv) THE HOSTED SERVICES MAY NOT BE USED FOR ANY HIGH RISK ACTIVITIES; AND, (v) TRIAL CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGES AND UNDERSTANDS THAT THE HOSTED SERVICES ARE NOT INTENDED TO SUPPORT OR CARRY EMERGENCY CALLS OR COMMUNICATIONS OF ANY NATURE TO ANY TYPE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING 911 AND E911 SERVICE OR SUCH SIMILAR SERVICES WHICH MAY BE LIMITED OR UNAVAILABLE. AVAYA IS NOT LIABLE IN ANY MANNER FOR TRIAL CUSTOMERâS USE OF THE HOSTED SERVICES IN VIOLATION OF THIS PARAGRAPH.
You shall observe all applicable laws and regulations when accessing and/or using the Hosted Services or any content of the Hosted Services, including, but not limited to, any export and import laws and/or regulations.
Because Avaya provides the Hosted Services to You as a trial, Your feedback will be essential to Avaya. Avaya will contact You periodically for Your feedback and You will provide feedback to Avaya. Any feedback You provide will become the property of Avaya, without any payment or other conditions owed to You. By signing below, You hereby assign to Avaya all right, title, and interest in and to such feedback. Avaya cannot promise to implement any of Your feedback in any future releases of the service.
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