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Chapter XIII of the County Personnel Policy
Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action
13.1.0 General



DeKalb County is an equal employment opportunity employer.  It is the policy of the County to utilize only job-related criteria in making decisions concerning applicants and employees.  Criterion such as age, sex, national origin, race, marital status, religious, sexual, or political preference, or physical handicaps shall not be a consideration in personnel decisions for a particular position except where age, sex, or specific physical ability constitutes a bonafide occupational qualification.
(Revised 11-21-84, 5-22-88)
13.1.2 DeKalb County shall have an on-going Affirmative Action Program which shall attempt to alleviate any present conditions which resulted from possible past discrimination concerning criteria covered by law.
(Revised 11-21-84)
Responsibilities for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Program Implementation
13.2.1 The DeKalb County Board has instructed the Administrative Aide to act in its behalf in assuming and discharging any and all responsibilities associated with the implementation and maintenance of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.
(Revised 11-21-84)
13.3.0 Recruitment and Selection
13.3.1 The paramount objective relative to recruitment and selection has been, and will continue to be, to employ and /or promote persons deemed to be well-qualified for the job in question; and at the same time, insure that all candidates are evaluated without regard to age, marital status, sex, religious affiliation, handicap or any other artificial barrier.  The approach taken in attempting to increase minority and female representation in all job categories has not been one that involved the lowering of qualifications to increase such representation, but rather has been one which saw the answer to be in recruiting efforts specifically designed to attract applicants from under-represented groups.
(Revised 11-21-84)
13.3.2 Whenever positions are advertised in local newspapers or professional journals, the advertisement shall indicate that the County is an equal opportunity employer.
(Revised 11-21-84)
13.4.0 Promotion
13.4.1 It is the policy of DeKalb County to promote persons deemed to be well qualified for the job in questions, regardless of their age, race, marital status, sex, religious affiliation, handicap, or any other artificial barrier.
(Revised 11-21-84)
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