Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy

The Department of Health Services is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer.

The Department of Health Services (DHS) is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with all applicable Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action laws, directives and regulations of Federal, State and Local governing bodies or agencies thereof.

Our organization will not discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected class category covered under state, federal and local laws.

DHS recognizes the need to take affirmative action measures to ensure that all employment practices are free of such discrimination. Such employment practices include, but are not limited to, the following: hiring, promotion, demotion, transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising, selection, layoff, disciplinary action, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, and selection for training, including apprenticeship. We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants and employees with disabilities.

DHS will evaluate the performance of its management and supervisory personnel on the basis of their involvement in achieving these Affirmative Action objectives, as well as other established criteria. In addition, all other employees are expected to perform their job responsibilities in a manner that supports equal employment opportunity for all.

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Last Revised: May 5, 2015