EOC Nondiscrimination



It is the policy of the Ingham County Board of Commissioners that all vendors who provide goods and services to Ingham County government by contract, shall, as a condition of providing goods and services, adhere to all Federal, State and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations, and policies, if applicable, prohibiting discrimination in regard to persons to be served and employees and applicants for employment including, but not limited to, the following:

1. The Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act, 1976 PA 453, as amended.

2. The Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act, 1976 PA 220, as amended.

3. Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, PL 93-112, 87 Stat 355, as amended, and rules adopted thereunder.

4. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, PL 101-336, 104 Stat 327 (42 § 12101 et seq.), as amended, and regulations promulgated thereunder.

Furthermore, the vendor who is selected as the Contractor, as a condition of providing goods and services, as required by law, shall not discriminate against an employee or applicant for employment with respect to hire, tenure, terms, conditions or privilege of employment, or a matter directly or indirectly related to employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, height, weight, marital status, age or political affiliation (except where age, sex or lack of disability constitutes is a bona fide occupational qualification).
 
Where there has been a conclusive finding that a vendor has violated Federal, State or local equal opportunity statutes, ordinances, rules/regulations, or policies, that vendor shall be barred from providing goods and services to Ingham County for five (5) years from the date that a determination of the violation has been made in accordance with applicable statutes, ordinances, rules/regulations, or policies or from the date that such determination becomes known, unless a specific exemption is granted by the Board of Commissioners.

Any violation of Federal, State, or local equal opportunity statutes, ordinances, rules/regulations, or policies during the course of time during which the vendor is providing goods or services to the County shall be regarded as a material breach of any contract between the County and the vendor, and the County may terminate such contract effective as of the date of delivery of written notification to the vendor.

Any employee of a vendor providing goods and services by contract to the County, or any employee of a subcontractor of a vendor providing goods and services to the County by contract, or any bona fide organization representing such employees may file a written complaint with the Board or its designated agent, if any, challenging the compliance by a vendor with the terms of this policy, the Board or its designated agent shall then conduct an investigation to determine whether the policy has been violated.

Any vendor found to have retaliated in violation of a Federal or State law against an employee for filing a claim of violation of Federal, State, or local equal opportunity statutes, ordinances, rules/regulations, or policies shall be ineligible to provide any goods or services to Ingham County government for a period of five (5) years from the date of such finding.