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Policies & Procedures

Equal Opportunity Policy Statement

The Modesto City Council is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in all employment practices. We fully endorse the policy of equal opportunity and have committed the City of Modesto to provide employees and applicants equal employment opportunities in all departments within the City. The City’s Equal Opportunity Plan aims at: identifying and eliminating the effects of any past discrimination; removing any artificial barriers to the employment of women, minorities and disabled persons; improving the ratios of women, minorities and disabled employees at all levels of employment so that they approximate parity with the labor market; and providing a continuing program of training for all employees.

The City will not participate in discriminatory practices in recruitment, testing, hiring, promotions, training, compensation, layoffs, terminations, or any other conditions of employment based on race, ancestry, color, national origin, religion, physical or mental disability, or medical condition, pregnancy related condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, age (over 40), or political affiliation or belief. Moreover, it is further stated that our non-discrimination policy includes prohibition of harassment (visual, verbal, or physical) of an employee based on the conditions enumerated above. It is further stated that there shall be no retaliatory discrimination against those who file complaints against the City or because a person may have protested an alleged discriminatory practice and/or testified or participated in a discrimination grievance.

The City is in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, to the end that no person in the United States shall, on the basis of proscribed grounds, be excluded from participation, be denied the benefits, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity in which the City receives Federal financial assistance.

The City Manager is responsible for the implementation of the Equal Opportunity Plan. The plan includes goals and a monitoring system to measure progress. An active effort will be made to recruit women, minorities and disabled individuals for all employment opportunities within the City.