[Adopted 7-7-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-10 ]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Art. VI, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, adopted 10-7-1998 by Ord. No. 98-25.
The Common Council of the City of Ithaca hereby adopts the Workforce Diversity Plan dated November 21, 2003, on record in the office of the City Clerk.
[Added 2-2-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-03]
There is hereby created the Workforce Diversity Advisory Committee which shall be the successor to the Affirmative Action Advisory Committee, authority for which was repealed by Ordinance 2004-10. The initial membership of the Workforce Diversity Advisory Committee shall be the individuals who served on the Affirmative Action Advisory Committee on July 7, 2004, subject to subsequent vacancies and appointments. Said individuals shall serve the remainder of the terms for which they were appointed on the Affirmative Action Advisory Committee.
The Committee will provide advice and consultation to the Director of Human Resources/Affirmative Action Officer (AAO) on the development, implementation and conduct of the City's Workforce Diversity Plan. Also, the Committee will attempt to provide a channel of communication for all City employees to express their concerns, through representative Committee members, regarding equal opportunity and other aspects of workforce diversity. The overall objective of the Committee is to use the experience gained from these communications to improve existing City policies or to propose new policies which will help improve workforce diversity as an integral part of the operations of the City of Ithaca government.
Committee membership shall include representatives of City departments, the Director of Human Resources/Affirmative Action Officer (AAO), individuals from organizations representing minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities. The members shall serve for periods of three-year staggered terms. The Committee will prepare an annual report evaluating the City's progress, which will be distributed to all sites in receipt of the Workforce Diversity Plan and all interested community groups and organizations.