The Town of Ghent does hereby resolve to adopt the following Affirmative Action/Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Policy Statement which shall constitute its Affirmative Action Plan:
The Town of Ghent has been and will continue to be an equal opportunity organization. No Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual preference or Vietnam Era Veteran status. We will take affirmative action to ensure that MWBEs, applicants and employees are treated without regard to these characteristics. To carry out our policy, the Town of Ghent will:
Include minority and women-owned businesses in our solicitations;
Recruit, hire, train, place and promote persons for all jobs without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual preference or Vietnam Era Veteran status;
Take affirmative steps to ensure that MWBEs have full participation in our procurement process; and
Administer other personnel functions, such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, returns from layoffs and company-sponsored training, education, tuition assistance and social and recreation programs without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual preference or Vietnam Era Veteran status.
The Town of Ghent will periodically analyze its procurement and personnel actions to ensure compliance with this policy.
[Amended 4-27-2000 by L.L. No. 1-2000]
The Equal Employment Opportunity/Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Coordinator at the Town of Ghent facility is the Town Supervisor, Ghent, New York 12075, telephone number: 392-4644, and he is responsible for monitoring the facility's Affirmative Action/Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Program and submitting required reports to appropriate locations. The coordinator is also the person to contact if someone believes she/he has not been treated in accordance with our policy.
The Town of Ghent asks for the continued assistance and support from all concerned in attaining the objective of Equal Employment Opportunity/Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Opportunities.