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(A) General policy. It has been, and will continue to be, the policy of the county to recognize and abide by the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, being 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d et seq., Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, being 42 U.S.C. §§ 1404a et seq. and Executive Order 11246 of September 24, 1965 (30 F.R. 12319, 12935, 3 C.F.R. 1964-1965 Comp., p. 339) and amendments thereof.
(B) Equal Opportunity Officer.
(1) A member of the staff of the county shall be appointed by the County Judge/Executive to serve the functions of the Equal Opportunity Officer.
(2) The responsibilities of the officer shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(a) Consult with and advise on matters pertaining to the administration of an equal opportunity program for the county staff;
(b) As assigned, establish and maintain contact as the county’s liaison with the community generally and minority groups in particular;
(c) As assigned, work with schools, minority group agencies and organizations to encourage and assist with implementing equal opportunity in employment, training, housing and business development as pertains to the programs carried out by the county;
(d) Obtain information about human rights programs of federal, state and local agencies as well as special interest groups promoting equal opportunity for all the citizens of the county;
(e) Prepare reports, as needed, on equal opportunity practices and programs;
(f) Maintain liaison and continuing working relationship with state officials on equal opportunity;
(g) Review and monitor all contractual agreements with the county to assure achievement of equal employment opportunity, open occupancy and public accommodation objectives;
(h) Assist the county and contractors in preparing effective program criteria; compile public information for the county to disseminate; implement equal opportunity policies and statements; and prepare related correspondence including recommendations on equal opportunity practices; and
(i) Investigate formal complaints of alleged discrimination by parties to agreements and recommend procedures to ensure compliance to all county activities for the promotion of equal opportunity objectives.
(C) County staff. The county has taken, and will continue to take, steps to assure non-discrimination in its employment practices, including hiring, compensation, working conditions, promotions, demotions or terminations of its employees. Overt efforts will continue to be made to provide opportunities for equal employment and equal compensation within the county staff.
(Ord. 4-2014, passed 7-31-2014, § 7.1)