Equal Employment Opportunity and
Affirmative Action Statement

The DHHS is dedicated to creating and sustaining a unified, accessible, caring and competent workforce. This dedication translates into an understanding that all persons are entitled to work and advance on the basis of qualifications and competence, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to be free from discrimination on the basis of race, religion, national origin, disability, color, sex, age or marital status. Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action will be integral parts of our daily operations.

We are committed to providing equal opportunity and equal treatment in all terms and conditions of employment. We will remain open to examining our policies and procedures to prevent discrimination.

Our Affirmative Action process is an extension of our equal employment opportunity commitment. This process is a means by which we can measure, analyze, evaluate, and improve our efforts to develop a workforce which is representative of the larger workforce available in the state of Nebraska. We will use a variety of tools to recruit, select, promote and support an employee population that reflects the communities in which they work.

Each employee regardless of title is expected to make a good faith effort to carry out this understanding and demonstrate appropriate behavior. Disparaging remarks, actions or materials making reference to race, religion, national origin, disability, color sex, age or marital status will not be tolerated.

The DHHS is committed to a future that is inclusive of all who can provide the knowledge, skills, abilities, ideas and efforts needed to make our vision a reality.