Affirmative Action

Equal Opportunity, Diversity & Non-Descrimination Statement

Beltrami County is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the policy of Beltrami County to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, or age except where such status is a bona fide occupational qualification. It is the policy of Beltrami County to make employment decisions in a manner which will further the principles of equal employment opportunity.

Beltrami County establishes an affirmative action plan which is consistent and fundamental to the maintenance of effective equal opportunity and shall be implemented as an integral part of the county personnel systems. It is the policy of Beltrami County to insure that all personnel actions such as determining compensation benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, county-sponsored training, education, tuition assistance, and social and recreation programs will be administered in accordance with the law without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, martial status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, or age.

Beltrami County values differences and recognizes similarities among employees, volunteers, applicants, clients, customers and vendors. It is the responsibility of all Beltrami County employees and volunteers to generate and maintain work environments in which these groups are welcomed, valued and respected.

Discrimination is a violation of state and federal civil rights laws. Consistent with our policy, all Beltrami County employees and volunteers will foster environments that value diversity and support the elimination of discrimination in the workplace.

Beltrami County has appointed Linda Tran, Human Resource Director to manage the Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Program. County managers and supervisors are responsible for addressing all reports of discrimination including harassment. If an employee or applicant for employment believes he or she has been discriminated against, they are encouraged to contact Linda.