Section 19-176 General policy.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 17016 on 09/17/2001, Section 19-176 read as follows.
(a) It is the policy of the city to promote and ensure equal
opportunity for all persons (without
regard to race, creed, color, marital status, national origin, religion, sex, age,
handicap, political affiliation or ancestry) employed or seeking employment, using city facilities
or being serviced by the city. The policy of equality applies to every aspect of city employment
practice and policy involving all activity areas.
(b) The city assures non-discrimination in recruiting, hiring,
training, placement, advancement,
compensation, working conditions, demotion, layoff and termination.
(c) It is, in addition, the policy of the city to assert
leadership within the community and to put
forth the maximum effort to achieve non-discriminatory, equal employment opportunities
throughout the political jurisdiction of the city. Affirmative action will be taken to make known
that equal employment opportunities are available on the basis of the merits of the individual and
consistent with the city's goals and timetables for staffing in terms of female and minority
representation on the city's work force: striving for a work force in each occupation which
corresponds to the actual availability of qualified females and minorities for that job in their
respective recruitment area.
(d) Department heads and supervisors are responsible for
implementation of this policy and
the affirmative action program within their responsibility areas. All applicants and employees
shall be expected to be qualified for the position they are seeking, and to indicate through
performance, capability of at least acceptably performing assigned duties. Encouragement,
information and appropriate on-the-job orientation and training are to be provided to all new
employees to assist them in performing their job assignments effectively.
(e) Job placements shall be made by the city manager as delegated
to respective department
heads. The appointing authorities (director and department heads) shall encourage, and take
appropriate affirmative action from the time of job requisition to hiring decision in all job
positions to achieve and maintain EEO objectives and goals as rapidly as possible.
(f) While EEO affirmative action shall be considered a top
priority, neither shall it
unreasonably infringe upon the goal of efficient, productive, continuing public service.
(Code 1964, § 22.910)