Equal Opportunity Policy

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Board of County Councilor's policy of non-discrimination

Clark County is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing equal opportunity in employment, access and provision of all county services. This commitment applies regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, on-the-job injury or sexual orientation. Employment decisions are made without consideration of these or any other factors that employers are prohibited by law from considering.

Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act provides that no person in the United States shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin or sex be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

The county’s practices of non–discrimination are consistent with:

  • Titles VI and VII of the 1964 Civil Right Act as amended
  • Executive Orders 11246, 11375, 12250 and 12898
  • Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended
  • Age Discrimination Acts of 1967 and 1975
  • 1974 Vietnam Era Veteran Readjustment Assistance Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
  • The Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 as amended
  • Washington State Law Against Discrimination, RCW 49.60
  • State Executive Orders 89-01, 93-03 and 93-07

How to file a discrimination complaint

Contact: Human Resources manager (360) 397-2456

EEO title VI complaint form (Word)

If you believe a county employee, contractor, subcontractor, licensee, certified entity or grantee under any Clark County program has discriminated against you or you have been excluded from participation in county-provided activities or services on the basis of your race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, age if 40 or older, marital status, disabled veteran status, Vietnam-era veteran status or disability, you are encouraged to contact Clark County Human Resources.

Please be aware a written complaint of alleged discrimination must be filed within 180 days of the occurrence.

If you choose to file a complaint, you are asked to provide the following information:

  • Your name
  • Day-time phone number
  • Email address
  • Home address
  • City
  • State
  • Zip code
  • Name of alleged discriminator
  • County department or Clark County grantee
  • Description of incident
  • Basis
    • Race/color
    • Disability
    • Marital status
    • Vietnam-era veteran
    • Age
    • National origin
    • Sexual orientation
    • Gender
    • Religion
    • Creed
    • Disabled veteran
    • Retaliation

Title VI compliance and county's transportation program

Title VI compliance is a condition of receipt of federal funds. Assurance of compliance falls under the authority of the County Council pursuant to its budgetary authority and responsibility. The county manager and Title VI coordinator are authorized to ensure compliance with provisions of the requirements of 23 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) 200 and 49 CFR 21.

Clark County assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin or sex as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (P.L. 100.259) be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any county-sponsored transportation program or activity. Clark County further assures every effort will be made to ensure nondiscrimination in all its programs and activities, whether or not the programs and activities are federally funded.

In the event Clark County distributes federal aid dollars to another entity, Clark County will include Title VI language in all written agreements and monitor for compliance.

Fair contracting practices

Contact: Clark County purchasing manager (360) 397-2323

Federal and state grants require the county, its contractors, subcontractors and other subrecipients who receive federal funds to actively ensure nondiscrimination in all programs and activities. These obligations apply even if those other programs and activities are not federally funded. It is county policy to afford all bidders an equal opportunity to quote and compete on equal terms. 

Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) are encouraged to respond to every applicable contracting opportunity. The county will ensure all businesses a realistic opportunity to participate in the county’s purchasing processes, fairly and competitively.

Interested businesses, vendors, contractors or subcontractors may obtain copies of relevant county policies by contacting the purchasing manager at (360) 397-2323.