Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Hampton is fully committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity in the provision of all services to the public.  The City of Hampton will make all decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, promotions, and other terms and conditions of employment, without unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, marital status, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic or factor.

The City will make good faith efforts to:

  1. Identify and eliminate employment practices and procedures that have an unlawful adverse impact on protected population groups through consideration of factors not clearly related to job performance.
  2. Develop and recruit qualified minority, women and disabled applicants, using such special recruitment efforts and other measures to increase the number of qualified minorities and women in applicant pools for available jobs.
  3. Take such other narrowly tailored affirmative action to promote the employment and advancement of minorities, women and the disabled as may be consistent with compelling City interests.

None of efforts mentioned above are intended to require or allow preference in employment decisions based on membership in a protected group.  Selection for City positions shall be based on a determination of who is best qualified and best suited for a particular position.

The City will take a leadership role in EEO, civil rights, affirmative action and diversity issues by:

  1. Assisting city officials in complying with federal, state and local laws,
  2. Providing prompt and equitable resolution of complaints,
  3. Developing and delivering diversity education programs,
  4. Advising employees, staff and administration on affirmative action and EEO issues, and
  5. Coordinating requests for accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act.