Chapter 2.40
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION

Sections:

2.40.010    Establishment—Statutory authority.

2.40.020    Membership.

2.40.030    Term of office.

2.40.040    Organization and procedures.

2.40.050    Powers and duties.

2.40.010 Establishment—Statutory authority.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is established under the authority of Government Code Section 31000.1 and in compliance with SCCC 2.38.060. [Ord. 4533 § 2, 1999; Ord. 2217, 1975; prior code § 3.39.010].

2.40.020 Membership.

The Commission shall consist of 10 members, residents of Santa Cruz County, appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Each Supervisor shall nominate two persons who may reside within the Supervisor’s district. [Ord. 4258 § 1, 1993; Ord. 2217, 1975; prior code § 3.39.030].

2.40.030 Term of office.

Each member shall serve for a term of four years, commencing on April 1st of the year in which such member’s nominating Supervisor begins a full term. [Ord. 2217, 1975; prior code § 3.39.040].

2.40.040 Organization and procedures.

(A)    General Organization. The commission shall comply in all respects with SCCC 2.38.110 through 2.38.250, and as otherwise provided herein.

(B)    County Staff. The equal employment opportunity officer shall provide staff support and serve as Administrative Secretary to the Commission. [Ord. 4533 § 3, 1999; Ord. 2217, 1975; prior code § 3.39.050].

2.40.050 Powers and duties.

The Commission shall exercise the following responsibilities in its efforts to achieve equal employment opportunity regardless of political affiliation, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition (cancer related and genetic characteristics), marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age (over 18), veteran status, pregnancy, or any other nonmerit factor:

(A)    Receive, review, evaluate and monitor the County’s equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination plan;

(B)    Advise the Personnel Director and equal employment opportunity officer on methods of accomplishing equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination objectives;

(C)    Perform an active role, in conjunction with the civil service commission, the equal employment opportunity officer, County administration, and employee organizations, to provide input for the establishment of improved systems, procedures and activities, including grievance procedures, which will enhance the effectiveness of the equal employment opportunity/nondiscrimination policy and plan;

(D)    Work with the equal employment opportunity officer to assure that the County’s equal employment opportunity contract compliance obligations are met, consistent with Federal law;

(E)    Work with the equal employment opportunity officer, County administration, employee organizations, and other interested parties, to implement the goals and objectives of equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination;

(F)    Report its findings at least semi-annually to the Board of Supervisors regarding progress made toward equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination;

(G)    Have access to all relevant information, materials and data which are necessary to carry out its charges;

(H)    Exercise any other responsibilities which may be set forth in the Commission’s bylaws as approved by the Board of Supervisors. [Ord. 4533 § 4, 1999; Ord. 2217, 1975; prior code § 3.39.020].