A RESOLUTION ADOPTING AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM FOR THE VILLAGE OF KILLBUCK, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
WHEREAS, Ohio Revised Code Section 125.111(B) requires the Village of Killbuck to adopt a formal affirmative action program in connection with the NatureWorks Local Assistance Grant Agreement to be entered into between the Village of Killbuck and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the Village of Killbuck, State of Ohio, as follows:
SECTION 1. In accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 125.111(B), affirmative action program attached hereto is adopted as the affirmative action program of the Village of Killbuck.
SECTION 2. This Resolution is hereby declared to be an emergency measure, necessary for the preservation of the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the Village of Killbuck, such emergency arising out of the immediate need for the passage of this legislation for the reason that Ohio Revised Code Section 125.111(B) requires the Village of Killbuck to adopt a formal affirmative action program in connection with the NatureWorks Local Assistance Grant Agreement.
SECTION 3. It is found and determined that all formal actions of this Council relating to the adoption of this Resolution were adopted in an open meeting of the Council, and that all deliberations of this Council and of any of its committees that resulted in such formal action were in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all legal requirements, including Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Passed at a regular meeting of the Killbuck Village Council duly convened with a quorum present this 5th day of January, 2022.
SIGNATURES ON FILE
VILLAGE OF KILLBUCK
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM
EEO Recruitment Strategies:
The Village of Killbuck will make a good faith effort to recruit a diverse group of employees and provide equal opportunity for minorities, women, and disabled persons to become competitive in state contracting opportunities. The Village of Killbuck will advertise positions in media outlets that will provide information and access to the underserved populations.
EEO Selection Strategies:
The Village of Killbuck will utilize procedures, processes and techniques that are fair and do not have an adverse impact on minorities, women, or disabled persons. Prospective employees will not be excluded from the hiring process due to race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment), national origin, disability, age (40 years old or more), military status, and veteran status.
The Village of Killbuck will provide newly hired employees with basic employment information during the first couple weeks on the job. New employee position descriptions, fringe benefits information, policies, procedures and EEO are a few of the topics which should be covered. Employees will not be denied fringe benefits and/or opportunities for promotion based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age (40 years old or more), military status and veteran status.
EEO Performance Evaluation:
The Village of Killbuck will evaluate the performance of its employees on an annual basis. It should provide the necessary supervisory feedback to identify areas to be improved as well as to reinforce those activities that meet or exceed standards. Performance appraisal will be evaluated without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age (40 years old or more), military status and veteran status.
EEO Training Strategies:
The Village of Killbuck will attempt to diversify workforce by utilizing training and apprenticeship programs with diverse participants. Training and apprenticeship programs can increase the number of qualified minorities, women, disabled persons and veterans available for job placement.
EEO Discipline Strategies:
The Village of Killbuck will set clear disciplinary standards and warn of consequences for non-compliance. Discipline will be designed to rehabilitate employees who choose to correct their behavior as well as justify the termination of those who do not. The employer will not mistreat or unfairly discipline an employee based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age (40 years old or more), military status and veteran status.
EEO Separation Strategies/Exit Interviews:
The Village of Killbuck will conduct exit interviews as a problem-solving tool in an attempt to reveal employee turnover. Exit interviews can provide the organization with information about how to correct the causes of discontent and reduce the costly problem of employee turnover.
EEO Monitoring Strategies:
The Village of Killbuck will ensure its officers and employees understand this plan. The Village will hold and hold managers and supervisors accountable for the effective implementation of this plan.
Minority Business Enterprise Solicitation Strategies:
The Village of Killbuck will make a good faith effort to solicit business from certified minority owned businesses (MBE). The Village of Killbuck will utilize the State of Ohio, Equal Opportunity Division’s webpage to access certified MBEs. http://das.ohio.gov/Eod/MBESearch/index.asp.