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340:2-1-75. Equal opportunity employment

Revised 9-17-18

(a) The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) is an equal opportunity employer and has as its employment goal the recruitment, selection, and placement of persons most likely to become productive, motivated employees.  To accomplish this goal, procedures designed to meet the hiring process objectives include:

(1) recruiting qualified applicants with the general knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the variety of work available in DHS;

(2) selecting persons who meet minimum qualifications and can perform the essential functions and who are or will become successful employees of DHS;

(3) placing employees in positions suited to their qualifications where they are successful in providing a variety of services to the citizens of Oklahoma;

(4) ensuring all employment decisions are based on job-related qualifications and consistent with applicable laws, rules, policies, procedures, and regulations governing such actions; and

(5) providing DHS employees opportunities for career development and advancement.

(b) DHS employment policies and practices do not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment because of race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or political affiliation or opinion.  DHS takes affirmative action to ensure applicants and employees are treated in a non-discriminatory way.  Such employment actions include, but are not limited to, hiring, promotion, demotion, transfer, recruitment, recruitment advertising, layoff, termination, rates of pay, or other forms of compensation, and selection for training.

(c) The rules in this Part apply throughout DHS, except where a separate rule is issued, or a pilot is being tested, per Oklahoma Administrative Code 340:2-1-76(9).

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