The Affirmative Action Program set forth herein is hereby adopted for the City: The City of Norton, Summit County, Ohio, is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the goals of the E.E.O./Affirmative Action Program. To this end, the City assures that:
   (a)   No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, disability, age or national origin.
   (b)   Hiring and placement decisions are based solely upon an individual's qualifications for the position, including experience, education and knowledge.
   (c)   Additionally, personnel policies, including, but not limited to, compensation benefits, transfers and training, are administered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, handicap, age or veteran's status.
   (d)   All employees of the City, and all persons having dealings with the City, will be made aware of the City's Affirmative Action Program, to ensure that all persons concerned have knowledge of the City's commitment and obligation to make reasonable accommodation for an employee or job applicant with a disability or handicap, to employ, advance in employment and otherwise treat qualified individuals without discrimination based upon disability in all employment practices, including, but not limited to, hiring, promotion, transfer, recruitment, layoff, rate of pay, testing and training opportunities.
   (e)   The City will not discriminate against any qualified employee or applicant for employment because he or she has a handicap or a disability. Appointments, retentions, promotions and terminations shall be based solely on the individual's qualifications and performance.
   (f)   The City's objective shall be a work environment free of discrimination.
   (g)   The Mayor and Administrative Officer, or designee, are responsible for ensuring compliance with this program.
(Ord. 41-1997.  Passed 6-9-97; Ord. 98-2005.  Passed 1-23-06; Ord. 10-2018.  Passed 3-12-18.)