EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICY STATEMENT
The Town of Dennis, recognizing the right of an individual to work and to advance on the basis of merit, ability and potential without regard to race, sex, color, handicap, religion, national origin, national ancestry, age, or any other protected class by federal, state, or local law. The Town resolves to take Affirmative Action measures to ensure equal opportunity in the areas of hiring, promotion, demotion or transfer, recruitment, layoff or termination, rate of compensation, in-service or apprenticeship training programs, and all terms and conditions of employment.
Non-discrimination and equal opportunity are the policy of the Town of Dennis in all of its programs and activities. To that end, all Town of Dennis employees shall rigorously take affirmative steps to ensure equality of opportunity in the internal affairs of all agencies, as well as in their relations with the public, including those persons and organizations doing business with any agency of the Town of Dennis. Each agency, in discharging its statutory responsibilities, shall consider the likely effects which its decisions, programs and activities shall have in meeting the goal of equality of opportunity.
Affirmative action require more than vigilance in the elimination of discriminatory barriers on the grounds of race, color, handicap, creed, national origin, national ancestry, age, sex, or any other protected class by federal, state, or local law. It must also entail positive and aggressive measures to ensure equal opportunity in internal personnel practices and in those programs which can affect persons outside of town government. This affirmative action shall include efforts necessary to remedy the effects of any past discriminatory patterns and any action necessary to guarantee equal opportunity for all people.
Matthew. J McNamara
Chairman of the Board of Selectmen
By a vote of the Dennis Board of Selectmen on September 16, 1986.