Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Effingham provides equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to political affiliation, disability, color, race, creed, national origin, religion, gender, age, ancestry, disability, handicap, marital status, status as a qualified disabled veteran, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
Assistance shall be provided to applicants with disabilities who may require personal assistance to participate in the selection process. Such assistance shall include, but not be limited to, providing readers for the vision impaired and written materials for the hearing impaired. In determining whether an applicant or employee with a disability shall be accommodated, the following shall apply:
- The applicant or employee must make a documented request for reasonable accommodation.
- The department manager or supervisor, if applicable, shall consult with the disabled individual regarding an appropriate accommodation.
- If the accommodation does not impose an undue hardship, the accommodation shall be implemented.
The following factors shall be considered when assessing the reasonableness of the possible accommodations:
- How well it accommodates the needs of the individual with a disability.
- How reliable it is.
- Whether it can be made available in a timely manner.
- Whether it imposes an undue hardship defined as an action requiring significant difficulty or expense.
The City Administrator shall make the final decision as to whether the accommodation is reasonable and does not present an undue hardship.
After the pre-employment procedures have been completed for a full-time employee, the City Administrator or Board of Police and Fire Commission shall advise the City Council of the candidate selected for the position. Any pre-conditions for employment or exceptions to requirements, shall be documented and placed in the employee's file.