Hamilton County, TN Diversity Policy

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Hamilton County, TN, US

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Type: Policy

Status: Last revised on 10/19/06

Source File: http://www.hamiltontn.gov/titleVI/DiversityPolicy.aspx

Text:

Purpose
To create a productive work environment representative of the citizens we serve and reflective of the demography of Hamilton County.

Diversity represents those human qualities that are different from our own and outside of the groups to which we personally belong. Diversity incorporates the primary characteristics of age, ethnicity, gender, physical abilities and challenges and race. Diversity dimensions also include educational background, geographic location, parental status, military experience, religious beliefs and social, economic and political acculturation.

Statement
Hamilton County recognizes that diversity and inclusion are prominent factors that can maximize the success of our workplace. Our employees reflect the different cultures, backgrounds, beliefs and abilities inherent in the larger population of the county. Diversity is a global vision in today’s marketplace and Hamilton County realizes that by understanding, respecting and using creatively the differences of our employees we will continue to meet the needs of the citizens we serve. The foundation of our diversity philosophy is to clearly articulate to both our employees and the general public our intention to create a culture that enhances our ability to hire, retain, develop, manage and promote a diverse workforce. We will ensure that our employees and customers are treated fairly, free from intolerance and discrimination. In managing diversity it is our goal to recognize, reward and compensate employees based solely upon the merit of their contributions. The significant cultural, social and economic dividends arising from the diversity of our employee base will ensure in the future our ability to provide sound government to the residents of Hamilton County.

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