§ 37.05  AFFIRMATIVE ACTION BY CITY CONTRACTORS.
   (A)   All contractors doing business with the city except those specifically exempted by regulations promulgated by the Commission and approved by the Council shall take affirmative action to insure that applicants are employed and that employees are treated during employment in a manner which provides equal employment opportunity and tends to eliminate inequality based upon religion, race, color, sex, handicap, national origin or ancestry. Affirmative action shall include but not be limited to the issuance of a statement of policy regarding equal employment opportunity and its communication to all personnel involved in recruitment, hiring, training, assignment and promotion; notification of all employment sources of company policy and active efforts to review the qualifications of all applicants regardless of race; religion, color, sex, handicap, national origin or ancestry; recruiting in the minority group community for employment; and establishing an internal system of reporting concerning equal employment, recruiting, hiring, training and upgrading.
   (B)   Each contractor shall submit to the Commission a written proposal concerning the affirmative action it proposes to take. This proposal shall be approved prior to the contractor entering into a contract with the city. The proposal shall be limited to measures similar to those which the city is required to take in its affirmative action with regard to its own employees, as established by the Mayor and as specified by resolution or ordinance of the Council.
   (C)   All contracting agencies of the city or any department of those agencies shall include in all contracts negotiated or renegotiated by them a provision obligating the contractor to take affirmative action to insure that applicants are employed and that employees are treated during employment in a manner which provides equal employment opportunity and tends to eliminate inequality based upon race, religion, color, sex, handicap, national origin or ancestry.
   (D)   These contracts shall provide that breach of the obligation to take affirmative action shall be a material breach of the contract for which the city may:
      (1)   Cancel, terminate or suspend the contract in whole or in part; or
      (2)   Declare the contractor or vender ineligible for further city contracts or both.
(1985 Code, § 22-9-1-12.1(e))  (Ord. 29-1968, passed 9-3-1968; Am. Ord. 15-1979, passed 8-8-1979; Am. Ord. 13-1984, passed 7-5-1984)