(a)   Purpose. The City's Affirmative Action Program is based upon Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Executive Order 11246, as amended by Executive Order 11375; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. It is the purpose of this program to correct any vestiges of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, ancestry, national origin and handicap in Municipal employment.
   (b)   Scope. It is the declaration of this chapter that nondiscrimination, equal employment and equal economic opportunity are the policy of the City in all of its decisions, programs and activities. To that end, all departments, agencies, boards, commissions, authorities and employees under the jurisdiction of the City, as well as any and all City-assisted contractors and subcontractors, shall rigorously pursue an affirmative action course to ensure equal opportunity in the areas of hiring, promotion, demotion, transfer, recruitment, lay-off, termination, rate of compensation and training programs. To that end, the City shall institute affirmative measures to remedy any discriminatory pattern or practice.
   Further, it is the policy of the City that all departments, agencies, boards, commissions, divisions and appointing authorities under its jurisdiction, including any person or organization doing business with the City as a prime contractor or subcontractor for goods and services, shall initiate affirmative action programs designed to conform, complement and support the policies stated in this declaration of purpose.
   (c)   General Objectives. The general objectives of this chapter are to:
      (1)   Establish and maintain employment levels for the economically, culturally and socially disadvantaged in proportions at least equal to levels in the total community workforce;
      (2)   Distribute such employment proportionately throughout all departments and agencies of the City governmental structure, those portions of the judicial branch of the City government having positions in the competitive service (administrative officers of the Court) and the employees in those positions;
      (3)   Make continuous efforts to eliminate and prevent the occurrence of arbitrary discriminatory practices relating to employment or access to promotion within the City government;
      (4)   Develop upward mobility, upgrading programs and career opportunities for all City employees; and
      (5)   Ensure the implementation of nondiscriminatory clauses in all public contracts and insist that equal opportunity for employees and applicants for employment be offered to all persons without regard to race, creed, color, sex, national origin or handicap.
(Ord. 83-90. Passed 4-4-83.)