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File #: 16-815    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Memo Status: Passed
File created: 10/31/2017 Departments: HUMAN RESOURCES
On agenda: 12/12/2017 Final action: 12/12/2017
Title: Accept the 2018-2021 San Mateo County Equal Employment Opportunity Plan.
Attachments: 1. 20171212_att_EEO Plan 2018-2021.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority


To: Honorable Board of Supervisors

From: Donna Vaillancourt, Human Resources Director
Anne Jenness, Interim EEO Manager
Natasha Bourbonnais, Co-Chair, EEO Advisory Committee
Rochelle Kiner, Co-Chair, EEO Advisory Committee

Subject: 2018-2021 County Equal Employment Opportunity Plan

RECOMMENDATION:
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Accept the 2018-2021 San Mateo County Equal Employment Opportunity Plan.

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BACKGROUND:
Every several years, the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Advisory Committee completes an Equal Employment Opportunity Plan for the County. The Board of Supervisors last approved the 2014-2017 EEO Plan on December 10, 2013. The purpose of the plan is to:

* Reaffirm the County's commitment to equal employment opportunity and diversity and inclusion in its employment practices, program operations, and service delivery systems.

* Outline goals and action steps to:
* Attract and retain a diverse workforce that is reflective of the community;
* Increase inclusion among employees of differing identities and backgrounds to promote a welcoming and productive workforce that responds to the needs of a diverse community;
* Promote a work environment that is free from all forms of discrimination and harassment, including unfair treatment based on sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, veteran status, religion, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), sexual orientation, use of family medical leave, genetic testing, or any other basis protected by federal or state law;
* Provide opportunities for career development and advancement for all employees, and identify barriers and challenges to diversity and inclusion and remove them or develop solutions;
* Increase the pool of qualified, diverse applicants, particularly for job categories or areas that are ...

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