Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners receives federal financial assistance and is required to comply with various nondiscrimination laws and regulations. As part of those requirements, the County complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which forbids discrimination against anyone in the United States because of race, color, or national origin by any agency receiving federal funds.

The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1973 also added the requirement that there be no discrimination on the grounds of sex. Additionally, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 defined the word “program” to make clear that discrimination is prohibited throughout an entire agency if any part of the agency receives federal financial assistance.

The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners values diversity and welcomes input from all interested parties, regardless of cultural identity, background or income level.  The County believes that the best programs and services result from careful consideration of the needs of all of its communities and having all of those communities involved in the decision-making process.  Thus, the County does not tolerate discrimination in any of its programs, services or activities.  Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal and state authorities, the County will not exclude from participation in, deny the benefits of, or subject anyone to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, income or family status.

Refer to Policy 902 of the Personnel Rules & Regulations Manual