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The City of Columbia is a merit, affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.
EEO NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS AND EMPLOYEES
The City of Columbia has been and will continue to be an equal opportunity employer. To assure full implementation of this equal employment policy, we will take steps to assure that:
In accordance with City of Columbia Code of Ordinance 19-159 all applicants regardless of race, creed, color, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations will be given equal consideration based on their total qualifications and background. All placement activities will be in accordance with the city’s equal employment opportunity affirmative action program.
Per City of Columbia Code of Ordinances Section 19-176
(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, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, 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.
Per City of Columbia Code of Ordinances Section 19-182 employees or job applicants who feel that they have been discriminated against pursuant to EEO provisions of these policies, rules, regulations and procedures may contact the human resources department to resolve the issue, or may utilize available remedies under existing local, state and federal legislation.
The Human Resources Director is the EEO Officer for the City of Columbia. The Human Resources Director is responsible for the day to day implementation and monitoring of the Affirmative Action Plan. As part of that responsibility, the EEO Officer will periodically analyze personnel actions and their effects to ensure compliance with our equal employment policy. If you, as one of our employees or as an applicant for employment, have any questions about this policy or would like to view portions of the Affirmative Action Plan, please contact the Human Resources Department during regular business hours.
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