340-03
FAIR PRACTICES

POLICY & PROCEDURE

Subject:

FAIR PRACTICES

Index: HUMAN RESOURCES

Number: 340-03 (supersedes 300-01)

Effective Date:

2/15/2011

Supersedes:

10/07/96

Page:

1 of 2

Staff Contact:

Nancy A. Carlson

Approved By:

Denis Law

1.0 PURPOSE:

To establish guidelines for the promotion of fair practice and nondiscrimination in activities relating to employment and treatment of all citizens.

2.0 ORGANIZATIONS AFFECTED:

All departments/divisions and City officials.

3.0 REFERENCES:

City Resolution #2340, issued July 10, 1972. Revised February 9, 1976; June 2, 1980; and October 7, 1996.

4.0 POLICY:

The policy of the City of Renton is to promote and afford equal treatment and service to all citizens and to assure equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race; religion/creed; national origin; ancestry; sex; the presence of a physical, sensory, or mental disability; age over 40; sexual orientation or gender identity; pregnancy; HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C status; use of a guide dog/service animal; marital status; parental/family status; military status; or veteran’s status. This policy shall be based on the principles of equal employment opportunity as set forth in federal, state and local laws. All departments of the City of Renton shall adhere to the following guidelines:

4.1    Employment Practices:

All activities relating to employment such as recruitment, selection, promotion, termination, and training shall be conducted in a nondiscriminatory manner. Personnel decisions will be based on individual performance, staffing requirements, and in accord with governing Civil Service Laws and the agreement between the City of Renton and the Washington State Council of County and City Employees.

4.2    Cooperation with Human Rights Organizations:

The City of Renton will cooperate fully with all organizations and commissions organized to promote fair practices and equal opportunity in employment.

4.3    Contractors' Obligation:

Contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers conducting business with the City of Renton shall affirm and subscribe to the Fair Practices and Nondiscrimination policies set forth by law.

4.4    Copies of this policy shall be distributed to all City employees, shall appear in all operational documentation of the City, including bid calls, and shall be prominently displayed in appropriate City facilities.

5.0 DEFINITIONS:

Not applicable.

6.0 PROCEDURE:

Not applicable.