Affirmative Action Plan
Affirmative and direct action is required to make equal opportunity a reality and correct the effects of past patterns of inequality. It is the official policy of the City of Madison to provide equal employment and promotional opportunities and equal access to public services for all persons from all segments of the Madison community without regard to their;
- marital status,
- national origin,
- sexual orientation or gender identity.
The practice of unfair discrimination in access to public services, employment and contracting adversely affects the general welfare of the City. Because such practices have existed throughout Madison’s history, the mere passive prohibition of discriminatory practices is not sufficient to put this principle of equal opportunity into effect.
The City of Madison requires similar efforts from entities with which it does business. It is not in the public interest for the City to purchase goods and services from vendors and contractors unless they demonstrate that they have taken affirmative action to ensure equal employment and sub-contracting opportunities.
The Affirmative Action Plan is designed to ensure that entities seeking to enter into a contract with the City of Madison, are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all. The AA plan identifies targeted areas in which good faith efforts should be made to improve the utilization of applicants and employees who are:
Racial/ethnic group members,
Or persons with disabilities.