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File #: 21-1213    Name:
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/10/2021 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 6/22/2021 Final action:
Title: City of Alexandria Contract with the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for the City's Office of Human Rights to Continue as a Fair Employment Practices Agency.
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: JUNE 16, 2021

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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City of Alexandria Contract with the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for the City's Office of Human Rights to Continue as a Fair Employment Practices Agency.
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ISSUE: Consideration of a contract for Federal Fiscal Year 2021, for the Office of Human Rights to remain a designated Fair Employment Practices Agency (FEPA) of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and to receive funding in the amount of $35,400 to investigate and resolve complaints of employment discrimination brought by persons employed within the City of Alexandria.
RECOMMENDATION: That City Council authorize the City Manager to sign a contract with the EEOC for funding in the amount of $35,400, for the Alexandria Office of Human Rights to continue as a Fair Employment Practices Agency (FEPA).
DISCUSSION: Pursuant to Section 706 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and federal implementing regulations, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is offering to award a contract to the Alexandria Office of Human Rights to investigate and resolve 43 complaints of discrimination that originate within the City of Alexandria and are covered under both the City's Human Rights Code and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended. The contract covers the performance period corresponding to the federal fiscal year 2021 (October 1, 2020, through September 30, 2021) and is renewable for two additional federal fiscal years, FFY 2022 and FFY 2023. The contract can be modified based on performance. Due to budget discussions regarding the EEOC's annual appropriation, this contract was just...

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