Fair Employment Practices Board

Meetings

  • Noon
  • 2nd Tuesday of every month
  • City Hall

Members

  • Thomas M. Bernabei, Mayor
    No Expiration
  • Kristen Bates Aylward, Law Department
    No Expiration
  • Lovie Hailey, Mayor Appointee
    Term Expires December 31, 2019
  • Virginia Jeffries, Mayor Appointee
    Term Expires December 31, 2019
  • William Jones, Mayor Appointee
    Term Expires April 30, 2020
  • Deborah Rohrbach, Mayor Appointee
    Term Expires December 31, 2021
  • Deborah Shamlin, Mayor Appointee
    Term Expires December 31, 2019
  • Samuel Sliman, EEO Officer
    No Expiration
  • Robert Thompson, Mayor Appointee
    Term Expires December 31, 2021
  • Valerie Watson, Mayor Appointee
    Term Expires December 31, 2021
  • Amy Weisbrod, Mayor Appointee
    Term Expires December 31, 2021
  • Clint Zollinger, Mayor Appointee
    Term Expires December 31, 2021

Appointment Process

Members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by Council. The Board appoints an executive director to be the principal administrative officer.

Membership Requirements

The Board consists of nine members. Members must be residents of the City. The composition of the board shall represent the diversity of the City in terms of race, religion, gender, age and occupation. Members shall have sufficient work experience to enable them to make objective decisions about the cases considered by the Board. The Law Director assigns a member of his staff to serve as the Civil Rights Attorney. The Mayor additionally serves as an ex-officio member.

Purpose/Duties

The Fair Employment Practices Board receives and investigates charges of employment discrimination. If the Commission determines a respondent has engaged in, or is engaging in any unlawful discriminatory employment practice, the Commission shall issue an order requiring the respondent to cease and desist from such unlawful practice.

The Commission may take measures requiring the hiring, reinstatement or upgrading and promotion of employees, with or without back pay, and admission or restoration of union membership. It may institute a requirement for reporting compliance with the orders of the Board.

Not less than once per year, the Commission submits to the Mayor and Council reports and recommendations describing the investigations, proceedings, and hearings it has conducted. The Commission conducts educational and other public relations programs to promote the equal rights and opportunities of all persons in matters related to employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, or ancestry and to eliminate the prejudice and ignorance which result in economic and employment discrimination.

When authorized by the Council or when requested by the Mayor, the Board investigates and reviews all municipal contracts and the employment practices of all contractors or subcontractors in the employ of the City, and to assure and certify compliance with applicable federal, state and local equal employment standards.

Term Lengths

Three years

Compensation

Members serve without compensation.

Authorization

City Ordinance 547.03-.07