Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Plan

The Washington County Board of Commissioners hereby reaffirms its official policy of non-discrimination towards any qualified employee or applicant for employment. Discrimination on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, disabled or Vietnam era veteran status, sexual orientation, or marital status (except where there are bona fide occupational qualifications), is prohibited by all employees of Washington County.

This policy will apply, but not be limited to, recruitment, Promotion, hiring, Layoff, Termination, demotion, Classification, transfer, rates of pay, fringe benefits, training, or other forms of compensation, use of facilities, social and recreational programs, and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment for all job Classifications. All Personnel Actions will be administered in accordance with this policy. This policy shall be made available to all County employees and to all affected members of the community and relevant labor markets.

The Board of Commissioners hereby directs that a Countywide Affirmative Action Plan be established and directed by the Human Resources Manager. The Human Resources Manager shall design, implement and monitor internal audit and reporting systems to measure the program’s effectiveness and to determine where progress has been made and where further action is needed. This Affirmative Action Plan is adopted and implemented in good faith, in reliance upon, and in conformance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Guidelines on Affirmative Action set forth in 29 CFR Part 1608 and Section 7 13(b)(1) of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The County recognizes that it is insufficient to proclaim opposition to discrimination; therefore, the County takes initiative and affirmative action to achieve the status of an equal opportunity employer.