Title VI

City of Seattle Antidiscrimination Policy

The City of Seattle operates its programs, services, employment, contracting, and activities without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and applicable federal and local laws. Additionally, the City of Seattle prohibits discrimination in providing programs, services, or activities based on sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, ancestry, political ideology, honorably discharged veteran or military status, participation in a Section 8 program, breastfeeding in public, and use of a service animal  in public places, city employment, and contracting.  

The City of Seattle is committed to:        

  • Prohibiting discrimination in programs, services, employment, and contracting;
  • Providing accommodations for people with disabilities to have an equal access to participate in and benefit from City programs, services, and activities;
  • Offering meaningful access to information, programs, and services in residents' preferred language;
  • Promoting a workplace that provides equal employment opportunities for all and is free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation;
  • Providing reasonable accommodations for qualified employees with disabilities;
  • Identifying and addressing disproportionate and adverse human health and environmental, social, and economic impacts of programs, services, or activities for minority and low-income populations;
  • Applying the Racial Equity Toolkit to promote full and fair participation in public decision-making; and
  • Increasing women and minority-owned business (WMBE) participation in contracting and purchasing.

If you have experienced discrimination, you may file a complaint with the Seattle Office for Civil Rights online at: www.seattle.gov/civilrights/file-complaint or by phone: (206) 684-4500 or TTY: 7-1-1.

To request ADA accommodations or file a disability-based discrimination complaint, please contact the Citywide ADA Coordinator at: adacoordinator@seattle.gov or by phone: (206) 684-2489 or TTY: 7-1-1.

Interpretation services are available.

Política contra la discriminación de la Ciudad de Seattle

La Ciudad de Seattle gestiona sus programas, servicios, empleos, contrataciones y actividades sin distinción de raza, color, nacionalidad, discapacidad, sexo o edad conforme al Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 (Civil Rights Act of 1964), al Título II de la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades de 1990 (ADA American with Disabilities Act of 1990) y a la legislación local y federal vigente.

Además, la Ciudad de Seattle prohíbe la discriminación en todos sus programas, servicios o actividades por motivos de orientación sexual, identidad de género, credo, religión, ascendencia, ideología política, condición de militar o veterano de guerra retirado honorablemente, participación en un programa de la Sección 8, amamantar a un bebé en público y utilización de un animal de servicio en lugares públicos, empleo en la ciudad y contratación.  

La Ciudad de Seattle se compromete a realizar lo siguiente:        

  • Prohibir la discriminación en programas, servicios, empleos y contrataciones.        
  • Proporcionar adaptaciones para personas con discapacidad para que tengan un acceso igualitario a la participación y los beneficios de los programas, los servicios y las actividades de la Ciudad.        
  • Ofrecer acceso a la información, a los programas y servicios en el idioma de preferencia de los residentes.        
  • Promover un lugar de trabajo que brinde igualdad de oportunidades en el empleo para todos y que esté libre de cualquier tipo de discriminación, hostigamiento y represalias. ·        
  • Proporcionar adaptaciones razonables para empleados calificados con discapacidad.        
  • Identificar y abordar los impactos desproporcionados y adversos para la salud humana y los impactos ambientales, sociales y económicos de programas, servicios o actividades para las minorías y las poblaciones de bajos ingresos.         
  • Aplicar las Herramientas de equidad racial (Racial Equity Toolkit) para promover la participación total y justa en la toma de decisiones públicas.        
  • Incrementar la participación de negocios pertenecientes a mujeres y minorías (WMBE, women and minority-owned business) en contrataciones y compras.  

Si ha sufrido discriminación, puede presentar una demanda a la Oficina de Derechos Civiles de Seattle (Seattle Office for Civil Rights) de manera virtual en www.seattle.gov/civilrights/file-complaint o por teléfono al: (206) 684-4500 o teletipo (TTY): 7-1-1.

Para solicitar adaptaciones de la ADA o para presentar una queja por discriminación por motivos de discapacidad, comuníquese con el coordinador de la ADA de la Ciudad enviando un correo electrónico a la siguiente dirección: adacoordinator@seattle.gov o llamando al: (206) 684-2489 o teletipo (TTY): 7-1-1.

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西雅圖市反歧視政策

西雅圖市政府根據 《1964 年民權法案》第六章、《1990 年美國殘障法案》(ADA)第二章,以及適用的聯邦和地方法律,在進行其計劃、服務、聘用、合約和活動時不分種族、膚色、原國籍、殘疾、性別、年齡。        

此外,西雅圖市政府在提供計劃、服務或活動時,禁止基於性取向、性別認同、信仰、宗教、血統、政治意識形態、光榮退伍的退伍軍人或軍人身份、參加第 8 節計劃、母親給孩子餵哺母乳、在公共場所使用服務性動物、市政府聘用和簽訂合約等方面的歧視。   

西雅圖市政府致力於:        

  • 禁止在計劃、服務、聘用和合約方面的歧視。       
  • 為殘疾人士提供便利,使他們能夠平等地參與並受益於城市計劃、服務和活動。       
  • 用居民首選的語言提供資訊、計劃和服務。      
  • 促進建立一個為所有人提供平等就業機會、沒有歧視、騷擾和報復的工作場所。        
  • 為合格的殘疾僱員提供合理的便利。      
  • 查明並解決針對少數族群和低收入群體當中不成比例的和不利於人類健康以及環境、社會和經濟影響的計劃、服務或活動。             
  • 應用"種族平等工具包"( Racial Equity Toolkit),以促進對公共決策的充分和公平參與。 
  • 增加 婦女和少數族裔企業(WMBE) 參與合約和採購。  

如果您受到了歧視,您可以向西雅圖市政府民權辦公室( Seattle Office for Civil Rights)在線投訴: www.seattle.gov/civilrights/file-complaint,或致電:(206) 684-4500 或 TTY:7-1-1。

要申請 ADA 便利服務或針對殘疾歧視提起投訴,請聯絡市 ADA 協調員:adacoordinator@seattle.gov 或致電:(206) 684-2489 或 TTY:7-1-1。

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시애틀 시 차별 금지 정책

시애틀 시는 1964년 Civil Rights Act(민권법) 타이틀 VI, 1990년 American with Disabilities Act(미국 장애인 차별 금지법) 타이틀 II, 그리고 해당 연방 및 지방법에 따라 인종, 피부색, 출신 국가, 종교, 성별, 나이나 장애와 관계 없이 시의 프로그램, 서비스, 고용, 계약 및 활동을 운영합니다. 또한 시애틀 시에서는 프로그램, 서비스 또는 활동 제공 시 성적 지향, 성 정체성, 신념, 종교, 혈통, 정치 이념, 명예 제대 참전 용사 또는 군 복무 상태, 섹션 8 프로그램 참여 여부, 공공장소에서의 모유 수유, 공공장소에서의 서비스 동물 사용, 시 정부 고용 및 계약에 의한 차별을 금지합니다.

시애틀 시는 다음을 약속합니다:
   

  • 프로그램, 서비스, 고용 및 계약에서의 차별 금지.
  • 시 프로그램, 서비스 및 활동에 참여하고 혜택을 받을 수 있는 동일한 이용 권한을 가질 수 있도록 장애인을 위한 편의 제공.
  • 주민의 선호 언어로 정보, 프로그램 및 서비스에 대한 의미 있는 접근제공.
  • 모두를 위한 동일한 고용 기회를 제공하며 차별, 괴롭힘과 보복이 없는 업무 환경 증진.
  • 장애가 있는 적격 직원을 위한 합리적인 편의 제공. 소수 집단과 저소득 인구를 위한 프로그램, 서비스 또는 활동의 불균형적이고 부정적인 보건 및 환경, 사회 및 경제적 영향을 파악하고 해결.
  • 공공 의사결정에 대한 완전하며 공정한 참여를 증진시키기 위해 Racial Equity Toolkit(인종 형평성 툴킷)을 적용; 및
  • 계약 및 조달에서 Women and Minority-owned Business(여성 및 소수자 소유 사업체, WMBE) 참여 증진.

불법적인 차별을 경험한 경우 시애틀 시 Office for Civil Rights(시애틀 인권 사무국)에 온라인(www.seattle.gov/civilrights/file-complaint)이나 전화 (206) 684-4500 또는 TTY: 7-1-1번으로 불만을 제기할 수 있습니다.



ADA 편의 제공을 요청하거나 장애로 인한 차별에 불만을 제기하시려면 시 전역 ADA 코디네이터에게 adacoordinator@seattle.gov나 전화 (206) 684-2489 또는 TTY: 7-1-1번으로 문의하십시오.

통역 서비스를 이용할 수 있습니다.

Chính Sách Chống Phân Biệt Đối Xử của Thành Phố Seattle

Thành phố Seattle điều hành các chương trình, dịch vụ, việc làm, hợp đồng và hoạt động của Thành Phố mà không phân biệt chủng tộc, màu da, nguồn gốc quốc gia, tình trạng khuyết tật, giới tính, tuổi tác, theo Tiêu Mục VI của Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Đạo Luật về Dân Quyền năm 1964), Tiêu Mục II của American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA, Đạo Luật Người Mỹ Khuyết Tật năm 1990).  

Ngoài ra, Thành Phố Seattle nghiêm cấm phân biệt đối xử trong quá trình cung cấp các chương trình, dịch vụ và hoạt động dựa trên xu hướng tính dục, bản dạng giới, tín ngưỡng, tôn giáo, nguồn gốc tổ tiên, lý tưởng chính trị, cựu chính binh xuất ngũ hoặc tình trạng quân nhân, việc tham gia chương trình Section 8 (trợ cấp nhà ở), mẹ cho con bú, cũng như việc sử dụng động vật dịch vụ ở những nơi công cộng, việc làm và hợp đồng của thành phố.

Thành Phố Seattle cam kết:

  • Nghiêm cấm phân biệt đối xử trong các chương trình, dịch vụ, việc làm và hợp đồng.      
  • Cung cấp các điều chỉnh cho người khuyết tật để họ có quyền tiếp cận bình đẳng trong việc tham gia và được hưởng lợi từ các chương trình, dịch vụ và hoạt động của Thành Phố.        
  • Cung cấp quyền tiếp cận thông tin, chương trình và dịch vụ bằng ngôn ngữ ưu tiên của cư dân.        
  • Khuyến khích nơi làm việc cung cấp các cơ hội việc làm bình đẳng cho tất cả mọi người và không phân biệt đối xử, quấy rồi và trả đũa.       
  • Cung cấp các điều chỉnh hợp lý cho người lao động bị khuyết tật đủ tiêu chuẩn.        
  • Xác định và giải quyết những tác động về sức khỏe của con người và môi trường, xã hội và kinh tế không cân xứng và bất lợi của các chương trình, dịch vụ hoặc hoạt động đối với các nhóm dân cư thiểu số và có thu nhập thấp.       
  • Áp dụng Racial Equity Toolkit (Bộ Công Cụ Bình Đẳng Chủng Tộc) để khuyến khích sự tham gia đầy đủ và công bằng trong việc ra quyết định công cộng.         
  • Nâng cao sự tham gia của women and minority-owned business (WMBE, doanh nghiệp do phụ nữ và người thiểu số sở hữu) trong các hợp đồng và giao dịch mua bán.  

Nếu quý vị đã bị phân biệt đối xử, quý vị có thể nộp đơn khiếu nại trực tuyến với Seattle Office for Civil Rights (Văn Phòng Quyền Công Dân Seattle) tại www.seattle.gov/civilrights/file-complaint hoặc qua điện thoại: (206) 684-4500 hoặc TTY (máy điện báo đánh chữ): 7-1-1.

Để yêu cầu các điều chỉnh theo ADA hoặc nộp đơn khiếu nại về phân biệt đối xử do tình trạng khuyết tật, vui lòng liên hệ với Điều Phối Viên ADA Toàn Thành Phố tại: adacoordinator@seattle.gov hoặc qua điện thoại: (206) 684-2489 hoặc TTY (máy điện báo đánh chữ): 7-1-1.

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የሲያትል ከተማ ፀረ-መድልዎና አድልዎ መመሪያ

የሲያትል ከተማ በ Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (የ 1964 የሲቪል መብቶች ድንጋጌ አርእስት VI)፣ በ Title II of the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA፣ የ 1990 አካል ጉዳት ያለባቸው አሜሪካውያን ድንጋጌ አርእስት II) መሠረት ዘር፣ ቀለም፣ ብሔር፣ ሃይማኖት፣ ጾታ፣ ዕድሜ፣ ወይም አካል ጉዳት ከግምት ሳይገቡ የከተማዋን ፕሮግራሞች፣ አገልግሎቶች፣ የሥራ ቅጥር፣ የሥራ ውሎች እና እንቅስቃሴዎች ያከናውናል።


ከዚህ በተጨማሪ፣ በጾታዊ ግንኙነት ዝንባሌ፣ የጾታ ማንነት፣ ዝርያ፣ ሃይማኖት፣ ትውልድ ሐረግ፣ የፖለቲካ ፍልስፍና፣ በክብር የተሰናበቱ አርበኞች ወይም ወታደራዊ ማንነት፣ በክፍል 8 ፕሮግራም ውስጥ ተሳትፎ፣ ልጇን የምታጠባ እናት፣ እና በሕዝብ መሰብሰቢያ ቦታዎች ልዩ አገልግሎት ሰጪ እንስሳት፣ የከተማ ቅጥር እና የሥራ ውል ላይ በመመርኮዝ የሲያትል ከተማ በሚሰጣቸው ፕሮግራሞች፣ አገልግሎቶች ወይም እንቅስቃሴዎች ላይ አድልዎና መድልዎ እንዳይፈጸም ይከለክላል።

 

የሲያትል ከተማ ለሚከተሉት ቁርጠኝነት አለው፦     

  • በፕሮግራሞች፣ አገልግሎቶች፣ የሥራ ቅጥር እና የሥራ ውል ላይ አድልዎና መድልዎን እንዳይፈጸሙ መከልከል።     
  • በከተማ ፕሮግራሞች፣ አገልግሎቶች እና እንቅስቃሴዎች ላይ ለመሳተፍ እና ተጠቃሚ ለመሆን እኩል መዳረሻ እንዲኖራቸው የአካል ጉዳት ላለባቸው ሰዎች ሁኔታዎችን ማመቻቸት።   
  • ለነዋሪዎች ተመራጭ በሆነ ቋንቋ መረጃን፣ ፕሮግራሞችን እና አገልግሎቶችን መድረስ የሚቻልበትን ሁኔታ ማመቻቸት።       
  • ለሁሉም ሰው እኩል የሥራ ዕድልን የሚፈጥር የሥራ ቦታ መኖርን ማመቻቸት እና ይህንንም ከአድልዎና መድልዎ፣ ማናናቅ እና በቀል ነጻ በሆነ መልኩ እንዲቀርብ ማድረግ።        
  • የአካል ጉዳት ላለባቸው የሞያ ብቃት ላላቸው ሠራተኞች ተመጣጣኝ የሆነ ምቹ ሁኔታን ማቅረብ።       
  • ለሕዳጣን እና ዝቅተኛ ገቢ ላላቸው ሰዎች ተገቢነት የሌላቸውን እንዲሁም የጤና እና የአካባቢ፣ የማኅበራዊ እና ኢኮኖሚያዊ ተጽዕኖ የሚፈጥሩ ፕሮግራሞችን፣ አገልግሎቶች ወይም እንቅስቃሴዎች ለይቶ ማወቅ እና መፍትሔ መስጠት።       
  • በሕዝባዊ የውሳኔ አሰጣጥ ላይ ሙሉ እና ርትዓዊ የሆነ ተሳትፎ መኖሩን ለማረጋገጥ Racial Equity Toolkit (የዘር ርትዓዊነት መመሪያ ጽሑፍን) ተግባራዊ ማድረግ።        
  • Women and minority-owned business (WMBE፣ የሴቶች እና የሕዳጣን ንግድ ሥራዎች) ተሳትፎን በሥራ ውል ንና ግዢ ላይ መጨመር።  

አድልዎንና መድልዎ ካጋጠምዎት፣ ወደ Seattle Office for Civil Rights (የሲያትል ሲቪል መብቶች ቢሮ) በበይነመረብ www.seattle.gov/civilrights/file-complaint ላይ ወይም በሚከተለው ስልክ ቊጥር አቤቱታ ማቅረብ ይችላሉ፦ (206) 684-4500 ወይም መስማት የተሳናቸው አገልግሎት መስጫ ስልክ ቊጥር፦ 7-1-1።

ADA ለመጠየቅ ወይም በአካል ጉዳት ምክንያት ለተፈጠረ አድልዎና መድልዎ አቤቱታ ለማቅረብ፥ የ ADA አስተባባሪውን ያነጋግሩ በኢሜይል አድራሻ adacoordinator@seattle.gov ወይም በዚህ ስልክ ቊጥር ያነጋግሩ፦ (206) 684-2489 ወይም መስማት የተሳናቸው አገልግሎት መስጫ ስልክ ቊጥር፦ 7-1-1።

የአስተርጓሚ አገልግሎቶችን ማግኘት ይቻላል።

Xeerka Ka hortaga Takoorka ee Magaalada Seattle

Magaalada Seattle waxay maamushaa barnaamijyadeeda, adeegyadeeda, shaqada, qandaraaska, iyo shaqooyinka ayadoon u fiirin isir, midab, wadanka qof u dhashay, naafo, jinsi, da'da, sida ku cad Farqada VI ee Civil Rights Act (Sharciga Xaquuqda Madaniga ah) oo soo baxay 1964, Farqada II ee Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, Sharciga Ameerikaanka Naafada ah) oo soo baxay 1990, iyo sharciyada arintaas quseeya ee federaalka iyo kuwa maxaliga ah.

Waxaa intaas dheer, Magaalada Seattle waxay mamnuucaysaa takoor lagu sameeyo bixinta barnaamijyada, adeegyada, ama shaqooyinka ayadoo laga eegaayo dookha galmada, aqoonsiga jinsiga, caqiido, diin, asalka qofka, fikir siyaasadeed, dadka sida sharafta leh ciidanka uga ruqsaystay ama dadka ciidanka ku jira, ka qaybgalka barnaamijka Qaybta 8 aad, hooyo ilmaheeda nuujinaysa, iyo adeegsiga xayawaanada adeegga qabta oo lagu adeegsado goobaha dadwaynaha, shaqada magaalada, iyo qandaraaska.

Magaalada Seattle waxay u taagan tahay inay:

  • Mamnuucddo takoorka lagu sameeyo barnaamijyada, adeegyada, shaqada, iyo qandaraaska.
  • Siinta adeegyo dadka naafada ah si ay u helaan helitaan lamid ah dadka kale ee ka qaybgalka iyo ka faa'iidaysiga barnaamijyada, adeegyada, iyo shaqooyinka magaalada.
  • Bixinta helitaanka xogta, barnaamijyada, iyo adeegyada oo lagu bixinaayo luuqada ay doortaan dadka magaalada degan.
  • Hormarinta goobta shaqada oo bixinaysa fursado shaqo oo loo siman yahay dhammaan kana caagan takoor, dhibaatayn, iyo aargoosi.
  • Bixinta adeegyo macquul ah oo la siiyo shaqaalaha u qalma ee naafada ah.
  • Aqoonsiga iyo wax ka qabashada qaladka iyo dhibaatada caafimaadka aadanaha iyo saamaynada bii'ada, bulshada, iyo dhaqaalaha ay ku leeyihiin barnaamijyada, adeegyada, ama shaqooyinka kuna reebaan dadka laga tirada badan yahay iyo dadka danyarta ah.
  • Fulinta Racial Equity Toolkit (Naqshada Sinnaanta Isirka) si kor loogu qaado ka qaybgalka buuxa ee cadaalada ah ee go'aan gaarista arimaha bulshada.
  • Kordhinta ka qaybgalka women and minority-owned business (WMBE, Ganacsiyada ay leeyihiin haweenka iyo dadka laga tirada badan yahay) qadaraasyada iyo iibka.

Haddii aad waajahday takoor, waxaad gudbin kartaa cabasho aad oonlayn ahaan ugu dirayso Seattle Office for Civil Rights (Xafiiska Xaquuqaha Madaniga ah ee Seattle) oo aad ka helayso: www.seattle.gov/civilrights/file-complaint ama taleefanka: (206) 684-4500 ama TTY: 7-1-1.

Si aad u codsato kaalmada ADA ama aad u gudbiso cabashada takoorka ku salaysan naafanimada, fadlan la xariir Iskuduwaha Magaalada ee dhan ee ADA: adacoordinator@seattle.gov ama khadka taleefanka: (206) 684-2489 ama TTY: 7-1-1.

Adeegyada turjumaada ayaa la heli karaa.


Title VI Programs

Title II Americans with Disabilities Act

The City of Seattle is committed to providing people with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate and benefit from City services, programs, and activities. Accommodations for people with disabilities are available.

Effective Communication.  The City of Seattle will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication so people with disabilities can participate equally in City of Seattle's programs, services, and activities. This may include qualified sign language interpreters, open, closed or real-time captioning, documents in alternative formats such as Braille or large print, and other ways of making information and communications accessible.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures. The City of Seattle will make reasonable modifications to policies and procedures to ensure people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy the benefits of the City's programs, services, and activities.

Accommodation Requests. People with disabilities needing an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication,  or a modification of a policy or procedure to participate in a City program, service, or activity should contact the ADA Title II Program  through email: adacoordinator@seattle.gov; voice: (206) 684-2489; or TTY: 7-1-1 as soon as possible.

Grievance Procedure. Information on how to file an ADA Title II grievance with the City of Seattle is available at: https://www.seattle.gov/americans-with-disabilities-act/ada-grievance-procedure or by contacting the City's ADA Title II Program through: adacoordinator@seattle.gov; voice: (206) 684-2489; TTY: 7-1-1.

Website:

https://www.seattle.gov/civilrights/civil-rights/title-ii-americans-with-disabilities-act-

Resources:

https://www.seattle.gov/americans-with-disabilities-act

https://www.seattle.gov/americans-with-disabilities-act/notice-under-the-americans-with-disabilities-act    

Contracting & Social Equity

The City of Seattle Contracting and Social Equity Program promotes equity in contracting for historically underutilized businesses with the goal to create a welcome, inclusive, and responsive environment for women and minority-owned businesses (WMBE). The City's WMBE Program, managed by FAS, supports WMBEs through outreach, engagement, and making aspirational WMBE use goals.

Social Responsibility in Contracting. The City of Seattle is committed to socially responsible procurement and promoting social equity through our contracts. We work to ensure open and fair procurements, competitive and fair pricing, environmentally sustainable solutions, best labor practices, access to equal benefits and utilization of women- and minority-owned businesses, when applicable in City bid decisions and contracts.

Priority Hire. The City of Seattle promotes access to construction careers for women, people of color and others with social and economic disadvantages. In 2015, the City created a priority hire program for City public works construction projects of $5 million or more, and, in 2017, expanded the program public/private partnership projects with significant City investment by prioritizes the hiring of residents that live in economically distressed areas, particularly in Seattle and King County.

Acceptable Work Sites. The City of Seattle implements stringent standards for acceptable behavior on City construction work sites that prohibit discrimination, bullying, hazing, and related behaviors-particularly those based upon race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, immigrant status, religious affiliation, gender identity or sexual orientation. Contractor of each tier must ensure an appropriate, productive and safe environment for all workers.

Accessibility and Design. The City of Seattle ensures all people's access to facilities, programs, and services by directing City departments and offices that manage, design, construct, alter, maintain and lease City facilities and properties to comply with accessible design and services

Green Purchasing. The City of Seattle promotes environmental stewardship and reducing greenhouse gas emissions when buying goods, materials, services and capital improvements. City departments strategize, promote and review outcomes, identifying market transformation opportunities, developing specifications and selection criteria, and educating vendors and end users.

Website: http://www.seattle.gov/purchasing-and-contracting/social-equity/wmbe

Contact: Mark Nakagawara mark.nakagawara@seattle.gov (206) 684-4542

Resources: http://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/FAS/PurchasingAndContracting/WMBE/2019-City-of-Seattle-WMBE-Annual-Report-FAS.pdf

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Seattle is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees free of discrimination and harassment The City of Seattle will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment based on a person's race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, or political ideology. Our goal is to be an inclusive workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the residents we serve.

Legal Authorities

  • Seattle Fair Employment Practices
  • Washington Law Against Discrimination
  • Civil Rights Act Title VI and VII
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act
  • Equal Pay Act of 1963
  • Americans with Disabilities (ADA)

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity. The City of Seattle's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy and Affirmative Action Plan are established in accordance with the laws and regulations as set forth in Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Employment Act of 1972, Presidential Executive Order 11246, as amended, the Office of Contract Compliance Programs Chapter 60 of Title 41CFR and Part 60-2 as amended and the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Civil Rights, 28 CFR 42.301 governing requirements for grant recipients to establish and maintain an EEO Plan, which includes race/gender workforce analysis, and hiring and implementation plan components.

The City of Seattle commits to an equal employment opportunity policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology, age, creed, veteran's status, religions, ancestry, national origin, gender identity, or the presence of any sensory, physical or mental disability. Felecia Caldwell is the City's EEO Officer.

The City's Affirmative Action Program directs management at all levels to develop and implement strategies designed not only to achieve a workforce that is a reasonable representation of the relevant labor market consistent with and dependent upon the business conditions and number of placement opportunities that may occur, but also to ensure equal employment opportunity for all.

For a copy of the City's Affirmative Action Plan and Equal Employment Opportunity Plan, please contact  Victoria Farnum, the City Leave and Accommodation Administrator Coordinator at victoria.farnum@seattle.gov or by telephone at (206) 684-4797.      

Workforce Equity. The City of Seattle created the Workforce Equity Division in response to then Mayor Ed Murray's Executive Order (EO) 2015-02: Workforce Equity Initiative. The order instructed SDHR and the Seattle Office of Civil Rights (SOCR) to expand the scope and reach of the City's efforts to achieve equity for City employees. Specific actions include:

  • Create an interdepartmental team to address specific examples of disparity described in the City of Seattle Workforce Pay Equity and Utilization Report prepared by DCI Consulting.
  • Create, in coordination with the Citywide Human Resources Leadership Team, consolidated and aligned human resources policies, processes and practices that advance the City's ability to maintain consistent and equitable treatment of employees Citywide.
  • Create and implement training and leadership development programs for underrepresented populations.

  Resources:

Contact information: Felecia Caldwell: Felecia.caldwell@seattle.gov (206) 684-7614

Anti-Harassment Interdepartmental Team (IDT)

The City of Seattle is committed to improving the work environment for our employees by creating accountability measures to transform our workplace culture into one that promotes a safe, harassment-and discrimination-free workplace, where everyone can do their best work.

Contact information: Felecia Caldwell: Felecia.caldwell@seattle.gov (206) 684-7614

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 

The federal ADA prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of disability and requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees and applicants for employment. The City is required to honor a reasonable accommodation request from an applicant or an employee who is a qualified individual with a disability unless the City can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at:

ADA Coordinator or Victoria Farnum, the City Leave and Accommodation Administrator Coordinator at victoria.farnum@seattle.gov or by telephone at (206) 684-47970      

Environmental Justice

Title VI and Environmental Justice apply to all programs, policies, and activities, including, but not limited to contracting, system planning, project development, implementation, operation, monitoring, and maintenance.

Title VI and Environmental Justice applies to all planning and project development programs, policies, and activities. Because the nondiscrimination requirements of Title VI extend to all programs and activities that receive federal funds and their respective sub-recipients and contractors, the concepts of Environmental Justice apply to all City projects, including those which do not involve Federal-aid funds. 

There are three fundamental Environmental Justice principles:

  • To avoid, minimize or mitigate disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects, including social and economic effects, on minority populations and low-income populations.
  • To ensure the full and fair participation by all potentially affected communities in the decision-making process.  
  • To prevent the denial of, reduction in, or significant delay in the receipt of benefits by minority populations and low-income populations.

Environmental Justice is an important part of the planning process and must be considered in all phases of planning. A truly integrated and effective planning process actively considers and promotes environmental justice within projects and groups of projects, across the total plan, and in policy decisions.At the start of the planning process, planners must determine whether Environmental Justice issues exist and use data and other information to:

  1. Determine benefits to and potential negative impacts on minority populations and low-income populations from proposed investments or actions;
  2. Quantify expected effects (total, positive and negative) and disproportionately high and adverse effects on minority populations and low-income populations; and
  3. Determine the appropriate course of action, whether avoidance, minimization, or mitigation.

If issues are not addressed at the planning stage, they may arise during project development, or later when they could be more difficult to mitigate and delay project decision.

Communities are constantly changing, so evaluation of human impacts must be given continuous attention throughout planning, project development, implementation, operation, and maintenance. Mitigation of any sort can cause negative as well as positive impacts. Be aware of who is being impacted and how.

Language Access

The Language Access Program seeks to help all immigrant and refugee residents, regardless of English proficiency, experience meaningful and equitable access to City information, programs, services, and civic engagement. The program aims to achieve these outcomes:

Welcoming City. Foster a welcoming environment where immigrant and refugee residents see themselves reflected and represented in culturally relevant communications from City departments and staff.

Seamless Integration. Support immigrant and refugee community members in successfully integrating into and participating in Seattle's civic, economic, and cultural life by providing in-language communication and outreach.

Resilience and Emergency Preparedness. Build an in-language information rapid dissemination system in communities and prepare community members to effectively respond to future emergencies.

Trust and Relationship. Establish meaningful two-way communication for residents to receive information and provide feedback.  

Visit the Language Access Program web page for more information: http://www.seattle.gov/iandraffairs/LA

Contact Information: Peggy Liao, Language Access Program and Policy Specialist

Peggy.Liao@seattle.gov (206) 615-0195 / (206) 688-0003