Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy
It is the policy of Northern
Kentucky Independent District Health Department (NKIDHD) to encourage and
support equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for
employment without regard to sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry,
religious creed, national origin, physical disability, mental disability, age,
marital status, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran status or smoking status.
Employment decisions will be evaluated on the basis of an individual’s skills,
knowledge, abilities, job performance, and other legitimate qualifications, and
where appropriate in promotion and transfers, seniority. Equal Employment
Opportunity is among the highest priorities for NKIDHD.
requirements of the federal government are designed to enhance employment
opportunities for females and minorities, people with disabilities, disabled
veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era, and other eligible veterans. Affirmative
action programs provide for fuller utilization and development of all human
Affirmative action and
equal employment opportunity affects all employment practices at NKIDHD
including recruiting, hiring, transfer, promotion, training, compensation,
benefits, and termination of employment.
I am held responsible for
EEO and Affirmative Action performance in this establishment. As District
Director of Health, I am responsible for developing and monitoring affirmative
action and other equal employment opportunity programs. However, management
personnel at every level must share in the responsibility for promoting
affirmative action and equal employment opportunity to ensure that compliance is
Harassment of any kind,
including sexual harassment is strictly prohibited. Complaints of harassment
will be investigated rapidly and thoroughly and employees who are found to have
behaved is such a way will be disciplined, up to possible dismissal from
payroll. Harassment is considered a serious behavior problem and will not be
tolerated at NKIDHD. If you have a complaint of harassment, you may see your
immediate supervisor, or any management individual, including our Human
Resources Administrator or myself. You can be assured that we will do all we can
to maintain confidentiality, but an investigation will be conducted.
Retaliation for filing a complaint of discrimination (of any kind) is not
permitted and will not be tolerated.
Equal opportunity must be
part of the fabric of all personnel decisions at NKIDHD. Successful performance
on our affirmative action goals will provide benefits to the company to the full
utilization and development of previously underutilized human resources.
The Human Resources Administrator will periodically bring this policy to the
attention of the supervisory work force who will administer it with a positive
attitude. It remains the responsibility of all supervisors to ensure the
affirmative implementation of this policy.
Lynne Saddler, MD, MPH
District Director of Health