Kandis Baker-Buford

Equity and Human Resources Director

 Phone: 863-534-5901

 Toll Free: 800-780-5346

 AlejandroVelazquez@polk-county.net

Street Address:  

330 W. Church St.
Bartow, FL  33830

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 9005
Drawer CA05
Bartow, FL  33831-9005

Office Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Equal Opportunity

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Whether you're a vendor, or a resident trying to get information, Polk County's Equal Opportunity Division wants to make sure you are treated fairly.

This division oversees many important functions within Polk's government, which include:

  • Investigates discrimination and sexual harassment complaints
  • Ensures compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Practices progressive minority recruitment and hiring practices
  • Promotes contractual bid opportunities for women and minority businesses
  • Provides quarterly and annual workforce statistics
  • Conducts training on equal employment laws and practices


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The Polk County Board of County Commissioners is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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