Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

Equal Employment / Diversified Workforce Statement
It is the policy of the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (ACC) to provide equal opportunity to any applicant or employee in all aspects of the personnel system and employment process. Employment with ACC is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, or pregnancy. Exceptions may be made where a specific age, sex, or physical requirement constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

The personnel system shall at all times be conducted in accordance with the guidelines of the U.S. Civil Service Commission and the regulatory provisions of the Civil Rights Acts. It is the intention of ACC to fully comply with all applicable federal laws. As such, the government will not discriminate against qualified individuals on the basis of a disability in consideration of any terms and conditions of employment or in admission and access to programs, services, and activities. In achieving compliance, the government may provide reasonable accommodations to enable an otherwise qualified employee to perform the essential requirements of his or her job.

It is also the policy of ACC to provide a diversity program in order to create and maintain a positive environment where the differences of all ACC employees are recognized, understood, and valued. Through this process, ACC employees may fully participate in achieving their full potential to maximize their contribution to ACC and the community.

To review the full Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County Equal Employment Opportunity Plan, click HERE.

For more information on our policy, contact us at 706-613-3090.