Equal Opportunity Action Plan
Title VI Plan
The Polk County Board of County Commissioners receives federal financial assistance and is required to comply with various nondiscrimination laws and regulations. As part of those requirements, the county complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which forbids discrimination against anyone in the United States because of race, color, or national origin by any agency receiving federal funds.
The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1973 also added the requirement that there be no discrimination on the grounds of sex. Additionally, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 defined the word “program” to make clear that discrimination is prohibited throughout an entire agency if any part of the agency receives federal financial assistance.
Below are the components outlined in the BoCC’s Title VI Plan:
I. Title VI and related statutes nondiscrimination requirements
II. Other Nondiscrimination Requirements
- Limited English Proficiency Assistance
- Environmental Justice
III. Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan
Polk County is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and has established this Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan as a method of documenting and formulating the organization’s commitment to equal employment opportunity for all people without regards to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, disability or marital status. The plan measures the organization’s effectiveness and is an important element of the county’s management system. It precludes preferential treatment, quota systems, or reduction in job-related qualifications solely to increase minority or female representation.
This plan examines the county’s current work force by equal opportunity job category, analyzes the use of minorities and females, presents reasonable goals to overcome any underutilization, and establishes measurable objectives to meet those goals.