Arlington’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy prohibits discrimination against all parties in the workplace. It ensures that all job applicants — regardless of race, gender or ethnicity — have a fair opportunity in the hiring process, as well as in competing for promotions and accessing professional development opportunities.
The Policy is specifically designed to increase representation of minorities and women at all levels in the Arlington County workforce.
To oversee effective implementation of the Policy, the County Board created an Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Committee as a standing committee of the Arlington Human Rights Commission.
The primary responsibilities of the Committee include, but are not limited to:
- Advise County Board on equal employment opportunity issues
- Ensure EEO initiatives are in compliance with provisions of EEO Policy, the Affirmative Action Plan and relevant statutes and legislation
- Stimulate community interest and participation in EEO objectives
- Conduct joint annual reviews, in consultation with appropriate bodies and staff, and propose recommendations on issues within County workplaces
- Liaise with other interested advisory committees to review items of EEO interest
- Submit an annual report to the County Board within 60 days after close of each fiscal year outlining Committee activities