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Equal Employment Opportunity

The City and County of San Francisco is committed to equal employment opportunity. It is the policy of the City to ensure:

  • equal opportunity to all employees and applicants;
  • that employees be selected and promoted based on merit and without discrimination;
  • reasonable accommodations for qualified employees and applicants that require them.

The City prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability or medical condition, Acquired Immune Deficiency (AIDS/HIV) or AIDS related conditions, political affiliation, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital or domestic partner status, gender identity, parental status, veteran status, height, weight, or any other basis protected by law.

The City also prohibits retaliation against any employee for making a good-faith complaint of discrimination or harassment, for assisting another employee in doing so, or for participating in an investigation of a discrimination or harassment complaint.

See also:

Online Harassment Prevention Training
Harassment Free Workplace Policy
Sexual Harassment Policy (Administrative Code Sec. 16.9-25)
Language Diversity Policy

The Department of Human Resources Harassment Helpline is (415) 557-4900, or (415) 775-9484 (TDD) if you have a hearing impairment. Employees and applicants can use this number to obtain information regarding EEO procedures and issues, to register a complaint or to ask questions in a safe environment.

Filing a Complaint
The EEO Division evaluates and investigates complaints filed by applicants and employees who believe they are experiencing discrimination,  harassment or retaliation in City employment.

How to File a Discrimination Complaint
How to File a Discrimination Complaint (PDF)
Department Report of Employment Discrimination Complaint (PDF)

Reasonable Accommodations of People with Disabilities
The EEO Division also assists departments in providing reasonable accommodations to employees and applicants with disabilities in conformance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Division staff responds to employee and applicant inquiries, provides technical assistance to departmental representatives, and engages in the interactive process to identify appropriate accommodations.

Employment Rights for People with Disabilities
Request for Reasonable Accommodation (PDF)
Health Care Provider Certification Form (PDF)
Medical Authorization and Release (PDF) 

Program for the Employment of the Severely Disabled
The EEO Division assists departments in the administration of Civil Service Rule 115, which provides for the exempt employment of qualified individuals who are severely disabled. Applicants must meet certain criteria for severe disability to apply for jobs through this program.
Exempt Employment of Individuals Who are Severely Disabled

EEO Reports
2013 Workforce Utilization Analysis (PDF)



Last updated: 6/9/2014 10:41:09 AM