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Equity & Inclusion

Photo of members of the Affirmative Action Advisory Committee

The Department of Equity & Inclusion upholds and reaffirms the City’s position and commitment to equal employment opportunity, and assists in creating and maintaining an inclusive workforce that is free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

It assists department heads in setting and achieving equity and inclusion goals specifically in recruiting, hiring, promoting, and retaining qualified employees. In compliance with federal law, the Office prepares and submits workforce reports on a biennial basis to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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What is the Minority Business Enterprise Program (MBE)?

The Equity & Inclusion Department monitors construction contracts in excess of $50,000 to ensure that at least 10 percent of contract or sub-contract business is awarded to minority owned businesses certified by the Commonwealth's Supplier Diversity Office (SDO).

What is the Affirmative Action Advisory Committee (AAAC)?

The Affirmative Action Advisory Committee serves as a resource to City departments and constituencies concerned with Affirmative Action (AA) and fair labor/employment practices. The Committee reviews developments in the law which impact the City's Affirmative Action efforts; advises the City Manager, Equity & Inclusion Director and City departments on how legal changes affect current initiatives; provides assistance in updating and monitoring progress of the City's Affirmative Action Plan; provides assistance to the City in its recruitment efforts; and offers additional assistance to further the City's affirmative action efforts.

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