RESOLUTION NO. 2010-170

 

RESOLUTION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF PLUMSTED, COUNTY OF OCEAN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, AFFIRMING THE TOWNSHIP OF PLUMSTED’S CIVIL RIGHTS POLICY WITH RESPECT TO ALL OFFICIALS, APPOINTEES, EMPLOYEES, PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS, AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT COME INTO CONTACT WITH MUNICIPAL

EMPLOYEES, OFFICIALS AND VOLUNTEERS

 

 

            WHEREAS, it is the policy of the Township of Plumsted to treat the public, employees, prospective employees, appointees, volunteers and contractors in a manner consistent with all applicable civil rights laws and regulations including, but not limited to the Federal Civil rights Act of 1964 as subsequently amended, the New Jersey Law against Discrimination, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Conscientious Employee Protection Act; and

            WHEREAS, the governing body of the Township of Plumsted has determined that certain procedures need to be established to accomplish this policy.

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Township Committee of the Township of Plumsted, County of Ocean, State of New Jersey as follows:

1.     No official, employee, appointee or volunteer of the Township by whatever title known, or any entity that is in any way a part of the Township shall engage, either directly or indirectly in any act including the failure to act that constitutes discrimination, harassment or a violation of any person’s constitutional rights while such official, employee, appointee volunteer, or entity is engaged in or acting on behalf of the Township’s business or using the facilities or property of the Township.

2.     The prohibitions and requirements of this resolution shall extend to any person or entity, including but not limited to any volunteer organization or inter-local organization, whether structured as a governmental entity or a private entity, that receives authorization or support in any way from the Township to provide services that otherwise could be performed by the Township.

3.     Discrimination, harassment and civil rights shall be defined for purposes of this resolution using the latest definitions contained in the applicable Federal and State laws concerning discrimination, harassment and civil rights.

4.    The governing body shall establish written procedures for any person to report alleged discrimination, harassment and violations of civil rights prohibited by this resolution.  Such procedures shall include alternate ways to report a complaint so that the person making the complaint need not communicate with the alleged violator in the event the alleged violator would be the normal contact for such complaints.

5.     No person shall retaliate against any person who reports any alleged discrimination, harassment or violation of civil rights, provided however, that any person who reports alleged violations in bad faith shall be subject to appropriate discipline.

6.     That the governing body shall establish written procedures that require all officials, employees, appointees and volunteers of the Township as well as all other entities subject to this resolution to periodically complete training concerning their duties, responsibilities and rights pursuant to this resolution.

7.     The governing body shall establish a system to monitor compliance and shall report at least annually to the governing body the results of the monitoring

8.     At least annually, the governing body shall cause a summary of the resolution and the procedures established pursuant to this resolution to be communicated within the Township.  This communication shall include a statement from the governing body expressing its unequivocal commitment to enforce this resolution.  This summary shall also be posted on the Township’s website.

9.     This resolution shall take effect immediately.

10.  A copy of this resolution shall be published in the official newspaper of the Township in order for the public to be made aware of this policy and the Township’s commitment to the implementation and enforcement of this policy.

 

 CERTIFICATION

 

I, DOROTHY J. HENDRICKSON, Municipal Clerk of the Township of Plumsted, do hereby certify that the foregoing resolution was duly adopted by the Plumsted Township Committee at a meeting held on the 7th  day of APRIL, 2010.

 

                                                            DOROTHY J. HENDRICKSON, RMC

                                                            Municipal Clerk