An exceptional level of service can only be achieved by an exceptional group of people. Therefore, the City of Lincoln places tremendous value in both hiring and maintaining a diverse group of employees to service our citizens.
Everyone is different, everyone is necessary and everyone has a valuable perspective to offer.
Each of us possesses a unique and valuable mix of personal characteristics and experiences that contribute to the fabric of who we are. These include, but are not limited to:
The City of Lincoln recognizes and respects the intrinsic benefit provided by incorporating these differences into our workforce. We are committed to employing a diverse and talented team of individuals who reflect our community and whose differences enhance the services we provide to our citizens.
The City of Lincoln is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, it is the policy of the City to assure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated fairly and equitably during their employment, without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, color, national origin, ancestry, age, pregnancy, veteran's status, marital status, handicap, disability, or other legally prohibited bases with regard to actions such as employment, promotions, demotion or transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising, layoff or termination, rates of pay or forms of compensation, and selection for training.
Bottom row, left to right, Bennie Shobe, Chair Gene Crump, Mary Reece, Sue Oldfield.
Top row, left to right, Vice Chair Hazell Rodriguez, Elizabeth Kennedy-King, Micheal Thompson, Wendy Francis. Not pictured, Takako Olson
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The nine-member Commission on Human Rights acts as an advisory body to the Mayor, City Council, and Equal Opportunity Officer and shall be charged with the responsibility of eliminating and preventing discrimination in places of public accommodation, housing and employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, familial status, ancestry, age or marital status.
The purposes of the Commission are:
Commission Meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month, 4:00 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, City/County Bldg, 555 South 10th Street. The Public is welcome.
Commission meetings are generally held the last Thursday of every month in the conference room in the City Council Chambers at the new City County Building at 555 South 10th Street. Meetings convene at 4 p.m. and all meetings are open to the general public.
The Commission is subject to public meeting laws and provides times for public comment on its monthly agenda. Public comment guidelines are as follows:
The Lincoln Commission on Human Rights has positions to fill on our Board of Commissioners beginning in January 2010. Commissioners are appointed for a 3-year term, meet monthly and make the final determinations on the outcome of discrimination complaints.
If you are interested in serving as a Commissioner and would like more information, contact our office at 441-7624. You may also complete and submit an application here.