Commitment to EEO

Policy Statement 2012

In compliance with County of Orange Board of Supervisors Resolution 09-104, which commits the County of Orange to Equal Employment Opportunity Programs in accordance with state and federal legal requirements, I hereby accept the responsibility and pledge my full support to the County’s policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity in this organization. The County of Orange EEO Policy insures full realization of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity by selecting, training, and promoting employees based on their ability and job performance and provides for equal opportunities in all aspects of employment without regard to sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, veterans status, citizenship, or any other protected group status.

All employment related decisions will be based on merit. Unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation in any form will not be tolerated. Further, in compliance with Board of Supervisors Resolution 09-104, sexual harassment in any form will not be tolerated. All managers, supervisors and employees are responsible for maintaining a work environment free of sexual harassment.

Any person who believes he or she has been subjected to discrimination and/or harassment should report the incident immediately to his or her supervisor, Agency / Department Human Resources team, or to the EEO Access Office. All allegations will be investigated promptly. If the allegation is sustained, appropriate remedial action shall be taken. To ensure Countywide consistency and for the sake of record keeping, information regarding Agency / Department investigations, including the proposed disposition, must be reported to the EEO Access Office before final action is taken.

Equal opportunity will be achieved in this organization through leadership and aggressive implementation of an Equal Employment Opportunity Program. The Program will include a review of recruitment, selection, and promotional practices, attention to upward mobility, periodic training opportunities and audits of progress through a review of statistics and the preparation of equal employment opportunity plans to insure compliance with contracts and grants, when required. It is essential that leadership and responsibility be demonstrated at all levels of management. I charge each employee of this organization with the responsibility of demonstrating a positive attitude and extending a good faith effort in implementing the organization’s Equal Employment Opportunity Program. This organization’s EEO Coordinator is delegated responsibility for administering this vital program.