Chapter 2.08


2.08.010    Fair employment policy.

2.08.020    Domestic partnership benefits.

2.08.010 Fair employment policy.

(1) Fair Employment Policy Established. It is the policy of the city of Puyallup to promote and afford equal treatment and employment practices to its employees and applicants for employment and to assure equal employment opportunity based upon ability and fitness of any person regardless of sex, age (except minimum age and retirement provisions), race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status or the presence of any disability, including sensory, mental or physical handicaps, unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification in relationship to hiring and employment.

(2) Application of Policy. This policy shall apply only to the following: hiring, employment, work assignments, layoff or termination, rates of pay, compensation, benefits and selection for training, with respect to any employee of, or applicant for employment with, the city of Puyallup.

(3) This policy shall be read and implemented consistent with the provisions of RCW 49.60.400.

(4) Direction to Implement Policy. The city manager is directed and authorized to modify or implement personnel policies, rules and procedures to effectuate the policy established by this section. (Ord. 2886 § 1, 2007).

2.08.020 Domestic partnership benefits.

To the full extent provided by applicable law, it is the policy of the city of Puyallup to make its healthcare and other employment benefit packages that are available to married employees and their dependents also available to any employees and their domestic partners who have entered into a Washington State Registered Domestic Partnership, in accordance with the requirements and procedures for domestic partnerships as set forth in SSB 5336 (and where codified in the Revised Code of Washington), as such statutes and rules adopted under authority of such laws currently exist or may be subsequently amended. (Ord. 2886 § 1, 2007).