Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy

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

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. If any employee or applicant for employment believes he or she has been treated in a way that violates this policy, or wants a copy of DHS’ policy, they should contact DHS Human Resources at DHSEmployeeRelations@dhs.wisconsin.gov or 608-267-5071 to speak with an Employment Relations Business Partner. Your allegations of discrimination or harassment will be reviewed as confidentially and promptly as possible, and we will take appropriate action.

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Last Revised: June 26, 2020