[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Kingston 8-7-1984 by L.L. No. 3-1984, approved 8-28-1984, as Ch. 130 of the 1984 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The City of Kingston hereby adopts the Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Plan as follows, known as the "City of Kingston, New York, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Plan."
The purpose of this plan is to provide, in accordance with the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons, to prohibit discrimination in employment for all qualified persons, to prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex and age and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive and continuing program.
It shall be the duty of the Mayor, as chief elected executive officer of the City of Kingston, to adhere to and promote the policies and requirements of equal employment opportunity throughout the community. He shall make every effort to hire the best qualified individuals to fill vacancies in the professional and nonprofessional areas of the city government and to appoint, likewise, qualified individuals to those nonpaid positions on executive boards and commissions. In achieving this goal, the Mayor shall reach out to every segment of the population, regardless of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex and age and not restrict recruitment efforts in any manner.
The Commission on Human Rights shall perform the duty of assuring compliance with this plan and applicable equal employment opportunity legislation and hereby constitutes the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee on behalf of the City of Kingston, New York. In the conduct of its activities pursuant to such designation, the Committee shall be responsible for:
Providing a continual review of minority employment data.
Ensuring that the work force composition data from all city departments is complete and current.
Initiating and maintaining contact with local educational institutions for potential future employees.
Maintaining an association with minority group organizations to gather suggestions concerning improved employment opportunities.
Promoting federal and state programs that contribute to the development of a supply of minority group applicants.
Instituting public relations efforts in recognizing individual accomplishments.
Maintaining contact with municipal, county and state civil service departments in an effort to coordinate, update and improve equal employment opportunity programs.
Receiving employment discrimination complaints and resolving cases in an equitable, efficient and satisfactory manner.
Promoting employee training, opportunities for advancement and upward placement of qualified individuals.