- Title VI
The Board of Commissioners of the County of Allen and its independent Elected Officers and Appointed Boards that serve the residents of Allen County ("Allen County") values each individual's civil rights and wishes to provide equal opportunity and equitable services for their citizens. As a recipient of federal funds, Allen County is required to conform to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and all related statutes, regulations, directives, and executive orders, which provide that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving financial assistance from the Federal Government on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, religion, low-income status, or limited English proficiency.
Allen County further is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Accordingly, Allen County will not discriminate against or harass employees or applicants for employment based on the individual's race, color, national origin, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, religion, or protected veteran status. Allen County will take affirmative actions to employ, and to advance in employment, all persons without regard to their race, color, national origin, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, religion, or protected veteran status, and to base all employment decisions on valid job requirements and applicant or employee qualifications. This policy applies to all employment actions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, promoting, transferring, demoting, downsizing, terminating, and determining rates of pay or other forms of compensation.
Additionally, retaliation because an employee, applicant, or citizen participating in a program or activity receiving Federal funds has objected to discrimination or harassment, has filed or plans to file a discrimination or harassment complaint, has assisted in a discrimination or harassment investigation, or has otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or Local law is strictly prohibited by Allen County Government.