[HISTORY: Adopted by The Mayor and Council of New Castle 12-6-1991 by Res. No. 91-14. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Administrator — See Ch. 5.
The City of New Castle, recognizing the right of an individual to work and to advance on the basis of merit, ability and potential without regard to race, sex, color, handicap, religion, national origin, national ancestry, age or veterans status, resolves to take affirmative action measures to ensure equal opportunity in the areas of hiring, promotion, demotion or transfer, recruitment, layoff or termination, rate of compensation, in-service or apprenticeship training programs and all terms and conditions of employment.
Nondiscrimination and equal opportunity are the policy of the City of New Castle in all of its programs and activities. To that end, all City of New Castle employees shall rigorously take affirmative steps to ensure equality of opportunity in the internal affairs of all agencies, as well as in their relations with the public, including those persons and organizations doing business with any agency of the City of New Castle. Each agency, in discharging its statutory responsibilities, shall consider the likely effects which its decisions, programs and activities shall have in meeting the goal of equality of opportunity.
Affirmative action requires more than vigilance in the elimination of discriminatory barriers on the grounds of race, sex, color, handicap, religion, national origin, national ancestry, age or veterans status. It must also entail positive and aggressive measures to ensure equal opportunity programs which can affect personnel practices and in those programs which can affect persons outside of city government. This affirmative action may include efforts necessary to remedy the effects of present and past discriminatory patterns and any action necessary to guarantee equal opportunity for all people.
To ensure that all citizens achieve equal employment opportunities within the meaning and intent of the policy directive, the Mayor and City Council of the City of New Castle hereby name the City Administrator as the city's Affirmative Action Officer and Civil Rights Compliance Officer. In this role, the City Administrator will ensure that all city departments, agencies, authorities, boards and committees adhere to the intent of the Affirmative Action Policy listed herein.