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Equal Opportunity Defined
Legal Responsibilities / Authority
  • The Board of County Commissioners and the county mayor shall take all actions necessary to assure the continued implementation of all rules, regulations, and guidelines promulgated by the Equal Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, or other such competent authorities that are applicable to ensuring fair employment practices. The administrator of the appropriate office of the Board of County Commissioners designated to carry out this function shall be elected by the Board of Commissioners pursuant to section 2.03(D) and (E) and shall be subject to termination by resolution of the Board of County Commissioners. 
  • The duties of this administrator shall include all those established by resolution and shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
    • Review and implement fair employment practices, as specified by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines, in all departments of County Government
    • Update and monitor an effective affirmative action program
    • Investigate claims and complaints of discriminatory practices arising in County Government departments
    • Design, implement, and monitor programs to increase LOSB business participation in the letting of County contracts
    • Review all proposed contracts in which county funds are expended to ensure that non-discriminatory employment practices are being executed on all levels of employment as specified by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Labor Department regulations
    • The administrator shall have the power to require each firm or business contracting with the County to submit with their proposals and/or bids statistics revealing the percentage and number of minorities at all employment levels of said firm or business
    • Other such duties as may be required by the Board of County Commissioners.

Approved August 2, 1984
Effective September 1, 1986


Vasco A. Smith, Jr. County Administration Building • (901) 222-2300
160 North Main Street Memphis TN 38103
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