A.   The general purpose of this Chapter is to establish a system of personnel administration that meets the social, economic, and program needs of the people of the City.
   B.   This system shall provide means to recruit, select, develop and maintain an effective and responsive work force, and shall include policies and procedures for employee hiring and advancement, training and career development, job classification, salary administration, retirement, fringe benefits, discipline, discharge, and other related activities.
   C.   All appointments and promotions in the City of Flint shall be based on merit and fitness.
   D.   No City employee or applicant for employment, or any person or group engaged in the conduct of official business or seeking to be engaged in the conduct of official business, shall be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, political orientation, sex, or non-disabling handicap. It shall be the responsibility of the City to take affirmative action, as required by law, to assure that all levels of the Classified Service are reasonably representative of the minority and sex composition of the City.
(Adopted by the electorate, 11-5-1974)