410 - EEO/Affirmative Action

City of East Providence FY2024 Budget Summary

Who We Are:

The Municipal Integrity / Affirmative Action / EEO Officer, under the administrative supervision of the personnel director, is responsible to the Mayor. The MI/AA/EEO officer assumes primary responsibility for the interpretation and implementation of, and compliance with the City of East Providence Affirmative Action Plan. The Affirmative Action Officer serves as a direct liaison between the City and its minority communities, civic organizations, the LGBTQ community and special needs individuals. The AA/EEO Provides assistance to assure sensitivity to the needs and problems experienced by these groups. It also investigates and acts upon complaints of employees or citizens who feel they have been treated in a discriminatory manner. The AA/EEO is also a City liaison for the East Providence Prevention Coalition (EPPC).

What We Do:

The EEO/AA Officer prepares and disseminates the Affirmative Action Plan and policy, identifies of problem areas where under-representation exists or utilization deficiencies exist.

  • Investigates allegations of discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, expression, age (40 or older), national origin, disability, veteran status or any other basis protected by State and Federal Law.
  • The MI/AA/EEO Officer and Personnel Director work cooperatively in designing and facilitating a training orientation program on the topics of diversity, equal opportunity, harassment/sexual harassment and discrimination.
  • Works collaboratively with Department Heads and HR office to facilitate recruitment efforts of individuals in protected classes.
  • Ensures that all employment practices and decisions, as well as appointments to boards and commissions, are made without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (pregnancy) sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, expression, age (40 or older), national origin, or disability or any other basis protected by State and Federal Law.