Policy Addressing Civil Rights/Discrimination Complaints, January 3, 2011

(2011) Policy Addressing Civil Rights/Discrimination Complaints, January 3, 2011. Drug Control Policy, Office of


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The Iowa Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP) shall comply with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination, as well as the State of Iowa’s Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Anti-Discrimination Policy for Executive Branch Employees (Section 2.40 of Iowa Department of Administrative Services Managers and Supervisors Manual). Federal law prohibits discrimination against individuals or groups, either in employment or in the delivery of services or benefits, on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or disability. State law prohibits discrimination in the areas of employment, housing, credit, public accommodations and education. Under the Iowa Civil Rights Act of 1965, discrimination, or different treatment, is illegal if based on race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, physical disability, mental disability, retaliation (because of filing a previous discrimination complaint, participating in an investigation of a discrimination complaint, or having opposed discriminatory conduct), age (in employment and credit), familial status (in housing and credit) or marital status (in credit). State policy requires all employees and applicants for employment in the executive branch be afforded equal access. The intent of this policy is to ensure that employment opportunities, within the executive branch of state government, are accessible to all persons, and that executive branch agencies do not discriminate against any person because of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or physical or mental disability.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Civil Rights, Complaints, Discrimination
Subjects: Public Safety and consumer protection
Social issues and programs
Social issues and programs > Disabilities
ID Code: 12967
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 03 May 2012 14:34
Last Modified: 03 May 2012 14:34
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/12967