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Executive Order # 007

Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity

WHEREAS, Erie County is commitment to achieving the goal of an inclusive and discrimination-free work environment that complements our mission; and.

WHEREAS, this includes maintaining an atmosphere in which employment opportunities are open to all candidates and all employees feel welcome and their presence is valued.

NOW, THEREFORE, I MARK C. POLONCARZ, Erie County Executive, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Erie County Charter Sections 301 & 302, do hereby order as follows:

1. It is ordered that hiring decisions must be made on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and without reprisal for engaging in a prior protected activity; and it is,

2. Further ordered that in addition to our actions to eliminate employment barriers, we must make efforts to eliminate discrimination and harassment in any form in Erie County; and it is,

3.  Further ordered that employees and applicants who believe they have been discriminated against may exercise their right by contacting the Division of Equal Employment Opportunity; and it is,

4.  Further ordered that any manager or supervisor who discriminates or retaliates against an employee is subject to disciplinary action.

GIVEN, under my hand and the Privy Seal of the County of Erie in the City of Buffalo this ninth day of March, in the year two thousand twelve.

                                                                                                                                  County of Erie                        


                                                                                                                        By:     __________________________

                                                                                                                                    Mark C. Poloncarz

                                                                                                                                    Erie County Executive