Diversity and Civil Rights Compliance
About the Department
The Fulton County Office of Diversity and Civil Rights Compliance (DCRC) is responsible for the day to day implementation and coordination Of Fulton County's non-discrimination and accessibility efforts pursuant to Fulton County policies and procedures, relevant federal laws as well as applicable grant requirements.
Programs in this office include Civil Rights Investigations, Programming and Compliance (CRC), Disability Affairs Programming and Compliance and Inclusive Education and Metrics.
Services provided by the DCRC are primarily directed to support Fulton County Government employees and citizens as appropriate.
The DCRC is responsible for ensuring employees know their rights and responsibilities in maintaining a bias-free and harassment-free workplace. The Office establishes annual targets in this regard.
The percent of Reasonable Accommodations completed within 126 calendar days not delayed by requesting employee. Under Title I (Employment) of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the ADA prohibits private employers, State and local governments, employment agencies and labor unions from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities in job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. The ADA covers employers with 15 or more employees, including State and local governments. A “reasonable accommodation” is any modification or adjustment to a job, the job application process, or the work environment that will enable a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to participate in the application process, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment. Examples of “reasonable accommodations” include: making existing facilities readily accessible to and usable by employees with disabilities; restructuring a job; modifying work schedules; acquiring or modifying equipment; and reassigning a current employee to a vacant position for which the individual is qualified. [ADA.gov] Of the number of Fulton County employees requesting reasonable accommodations during this quarter, the percent of requested accommodations completed (from qualification to close-out) and within 126 calendar days, was 100%.
Under federal regulations as well as its non-discrimination policies, Fulton County is expected to have redress processes in place for employees, applicants and citizens (where appropriate) to file complaints if they believe they have been subjected to unlawful discrimination. The DCRC is responsible for investigating such matters in a thorough, objective and timely manner.