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The Office of Diversity & Outreach was established in January of 2003 by the Employee Relations Director, to promote the importance, benefit and necessity of maintaining diversity within the City of Milwaukee's workforce and to ensure compliance with applicable City policies, ADA regulations, fair employment, anti-harassment and discrimination laws for City of Milwaukee employees by developing and revising policies to keep pace with changes in laws, disseminating policies, facilitating training, by providing an alternative method of reporting violations, and by promptly investigating reported violations of those policies and laws. If an investigation discloses a violation has occurred the Human Resources Compliance Officer will work with department heads and managers to implement the corrective recommendation or a reasonable alternative.
The staff of the Office of Diversity & Outreach strives to maintain the confidentiality of the information obtained during the course of an investigation and in most cases, it will only be divulged on a need to know basis. However, some of the records obtained or created during the course of an investigation may be subject to disclosure under the Wisconsin Public Records statute.
The Office of Diversity & Outreach also serves the citizens of Milwaukee by staffing the City of Milwaukee Equal Rights Commission and assisting them with carrying out their duties as outlined in Chapter 109 of the City of Milwaukee Code of Ordinances. Click here to download Chapter 109.
Related Forms and Information:
Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act of 2009 (ADAAA) / Wisconsin Fair Employment Act of 2004 (WFEA) (r. 12/2015):
City Hall, Room 706
200 E. Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3515
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