Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

It is the continuing policy of the Board of County Commissioners of Manatee County, State of Florida, to promote equal opportunity for all of its employees and applicants for employment. To this end, the County will continue to recruit, hire, train, and promote, the most qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, marital status, or a disability.

Employees or job candidates who are or become disabled within the meaning of the Americans with Disabilities Act will be reasonably accommodated if such accommodations will otherwise permit the employee or candidate to perform the essential functions of the job which the employee holds or the candidate seeks.

Employment and promotional decisions will be made in accordance with the principles of the merit system, which affords equal opportunity by imposing only valid, job-related tests and requirements for employment or promotion.

All personnel actions such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, County sponsored training, education, discipline and evaluation will be administered without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, marital status, or disability.

Employees or job candidates who allege that they have been illegally discriminated against should complain in writing to the Human Resources Director or a manager-level employee in the Human Resources Department, Suite 863, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, Florida 34205, (941)748-4501, Ext. 3865.