City's Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

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Message from City Manager Jim Westmoreland

Westmoreland 2015It is the policy of City of Greensboro to hire qualified individuals. An integral part of this policy is to provide qualified individuals with equal employment opportunity in respect to all employment practices, including hiring, promotion, demotion, transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training.

The Organization will periodically review its employment practices to ensure that appropriate affirmative action is taken with respect to all covered individuals, as appropriate. Where there is under-representation on the City's work force of any population group for which the law requires Affirmative Action, the City is committed to making good faith efforts to correct the problem.

Additionally, the City of Greensboro is committed to providing a work environment free from harassment and discrimination. The City seeks to achieve and maintain a respectful and welcoming workplace for all members of the community. Harassment, discrimination and retaliation are prohibited conduct, and will not be tolerated.

Defining Diversity and Inclusion
The City of Greensboro defines Diversity and Inclusion as the collective mixture of differences and similarities that includes for example, individual and organizational characteristics, values, beliefs, experiences, backgrounds, preferences, and behaviors.
Diversity and Inclusion Mission
The City of Greensboro’s Diversity mission is to create a culture that is inclusive and provides strategies and best practices for internal and external customers to assist with recruitment, hiring, promoting, and engaging a diverse, results-oriented, high-performing workforce.
The City’s Equal Employment Opportunity
and Affirmative Action Program strives to:
  • Sustain an employment environment that provides equal opportunities to all applicants and employees
  • Discover and eliminate discriminatory artificial barriers and/or under-representation of any group including women, racial/ethnic minorities and people with disabilities
  • Hold our managers accountable for ensuring employment decisions and terms or conditions of employment are administered fairly and without discrimination.

As City Manager, I am in full support of the our Diversity Program and am fully committed to implementation of its Equal Employment and Affirmative Action policies.