Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (Civil Service Rule 5)

This rule explains the City's responsibilities regarding on affirmative action and equal employment opportunities for applicants and City employees.
Type Enterprise
Applies To City Council Departments; Boards and Commissions

The Human Resources Department will carry out its responsibilities as provided in the City Charter without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to: recruitment, selection, promotion, demotion, transfer, layoff, leaves of absence, training, disciplinary actions and classification. Additionally, the Civil Service Commission and Human Resources Department will work cooperatively with the City agency charged with the primary responsibility of ensuring equal and non-discriminatory treatment of individuals including access to appropriate data and documents that are relevant to the investigation of a verified charge.

The Human Resources Department will take affirmative steps to ensure that women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are adequately represented at all levels of City employment. The City is committed to seek out, address and remedy the effects of present and past discrimination that may present barriers to the full employment of these persons. This will include cooperating in the establishment of reasonable goals and timetables for the hire and promotion of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. In order to assist in the attainment of these citywide goals, the Human Resources Department will carry out these affirmative actions.

History Effective Date: 1917
Last Revised Date: March 14, 2002
Keywords EEO, AA, equal opportunity, women, minorities, disability, disabled, protected class
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Administering Department Human Resources

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