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File #: 20-408    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Policy Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 7/15/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/5/2020 Final action:
Title: Personnel Policy P-21 / P-34 Amendments
Attachments: 1. Att.A - Resolution, 2. Att.B - Draft of Proposed P-21 in TC, 3. Att.C - Proposed P-21 for adoption
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AGENDA DATE: 8/5/2020

Personnel Policy P-21 / P-34 Amendments

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Consideration of amending and reorganizing personnel policies P-21 and P-34

ITEM TYPE: Consent Action Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson, Kamptner, DeLoria, Gerome, Shigeoka



REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: As we work towards a more diverse, inclusive and equitable organization, it is important to evaluate, clarify, and communicate our expectations through policies and trainings.

To this end, we have proposed to revise and combine Personnel Policy P-21, EEOC, Sexual Harassment, and Policy P-34, Harassment Into a new Policy P-21 entitled Equal Employment Opportunity, Inclusion, and Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment, Bullying, and Retaliation. This proposed draft was reviewed using our Framework to Align Policy and Practice with the Pillars, with feedback from our Organizational Leadership Team, our County Attorney's Office, Human Resources, an outside consultant, and employees who responded to the request to provide feedback. The proposed draft of this policy is before the Board for consideration.

Human Resources will also be coordinating Harassment Prevention Training for all Local Government employees starting in August, with specific training for management tailored to emphasize supervisory responsibilities and the County's exposure to liability for failures to meet those duties.

STRATEGIC PLAN: Quality Government Operations: Ensure County government's capacity to provide high quality service that achieves community priorities.

DISCUSSION: The proposed new Policy P-21, Equal Employment Opportunity, Inclusion, and Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment, Bullying, and Retaliation, includes the following changes:

- Revised and combined policies P-21 and P-34 into a new Policy P-21 entitled Equal Employment Opportunity and Inclusion Policy Including Prohibitio...

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