Equal Opportunity Programs
The EWD has a variety of programs geared to ensure diversity awareness, and a workforce that is representative of its customers and constituents. In particular, the department has developed policies and procedures on anti-harassment and reasonable accommodations. The department also coordinates activities relative to targeted recruitment, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Housing and the Volunteer Parking Patrol. The department is in the process of developing an organizational mentoring program to develop and enhance employees' careers.
View our Equal Opportunity Policy Statement (PDF).
City of Tallahassee Code of Ethics
Every City employee is expected to uphold our Code of Ethics. The Code of Ethics includes behavioral standards, our core values as an organizations and the decision-making process that each employee should go through in order to establish if an action is ethical or not.
View our Code of Ethics (PDF).
The EWD is a central intake point for employee complaints. At the EWD level, complaints are handled through mediation, as appropriate. Complaints that are determined to be best resolved through investigation are transferred to the City Manager's office. Also, the EWD offers consultation, advice and referral services to employees who may not wish to file a complaint, but who are interested in discussing options to address conflict situations existing in their workplaces.
Other Programs & Services
EWD compiles statistical reports on employment activities to monitor utilization of the workforce and maintain a diverse workforce. Also, Braille services are available to departments who wish to offer reasonable accommodation to their customers that are visually impaired.