The Town of West Hartford recognizes that our continued success as a service
organization depends largely on the collective strengths of our employees. We
understand that employing productive workers in a labor market characterized by
demographic diversity requires an unwavering commitment to Equal Employment
Opportunity and Affirmative Action. Accordingly, it is the Town’s policy to
recruit, reward and advance qualified individuals without regard to their race,
color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status,
citizenship, veterans status, or disability.
The Town’s commitment to the principles of Affirmative Action and Equal
Employment Opportunity is reflected in all of our policies and procedures -
from recruitment and hiring to training, compensation, benefits, transfers and
promotion. This commitment is based on sound management and business practice,
as well as legal requirements.
As an organization, we are committed to achieve the full and fair
participation of women and minorities in contract and employment opportunity.
We expect each manager and employee to be an active partner in this effort by
supporting in word and deed, the spirit and principles of EEO and affirmative
action. Further, we expect that these values will govern the relationships we
establish with customers, vendors, and others with whom we do business.
In order to ensure that our goals for EEO may be achieved, we have
established various levels of responsibility to both direct and oversee our
affirmative action efforts. Our designated Affirmative Action Officer is the
Executive Director of Human Resources Rick Ledwith. This individual is
responsible for implementation and monitoring of the affirmative action
program. Individual managers and supervisors will assist in implementation of
the program through their employment decisions. I, as chief executive of this
organization accept final responsibility to ensure that equal employment and
affirmative action receive management support of our best good-faith efforts
to obtain the objectives of this plan.