CISCO SHAREHOLDER RESOLUTION FOR 2016
BREAKDOWN OF CISCO’S WORKFORCE IN ISRAEL-PALESTINE
WHEREAS, Cisco Systems, Incorporated has operations in Israel-Palestine;
WHEREAS, achieving a lasting peace in the Holy Land—with security for Israel and justice for Palestinians— requires fairness in all aspects of society;
WHEREAS, although not all aspects of fairness can be immediately achieved in the current circumstances, we believe that it is possible at this time to achieve greater fairness in employment practices;
We believe that it is desirable for Cisco to disclose the breakdown of its workforce there using the nine job categories which are utilized in the U.S. Department of Labor’s EEO-1 Report (Equal Employment Opportunity): 1.Officials and managers; 2. Professionals; 3. Technicians; 4. Sales; 5. Office and clerical; 6. Craft Workers (skilled); 7. Operatives (semiskilled); 8. Laborers (unskilled); 9.Service workers.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the shareholders request Cisco to prepare a report within four months of the annual meeting, at reasonable cost and omitting proprietary information, covering the following: A chart of employees in Palestine-Israel identifying the number who are Arab and non-Arab broken down by the nine EEO-1 job categories for each of the past three years.
The proponent believes that Cisco Systems Incorporated benefits by disclosing requested breakdown of its workforce to demonstrate that Cisco practices fair employment in the Holy Land.
Please vote your proxy FOR these concerns.