Complainant alleges an officer may have violated policy when they disqualified her from joining the Regular Cadet Academy. The Office of Police Oversight declines to make a recommendation.
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NOTICE OF FORMAL
Recommended Administrative Policies to Review (to include but not limited to):
914.2 POLICY – EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND NON-DISCRIMINATION
The Austin Police Department is committed to providing a work environment that is free of
discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, and retaliation and that ensures equal
employment opportunities for all employees. Discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, and
retaliation based on a protected class, in any form, as defined in federal, state, or local law, will
not be tolerated. Protected classes include race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, pregnancy
status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ethnicity, age,
disability, and veteran status or other legally protected class.
Every employee is responsible for maintaining a professional environment free of discrimination,
harassment, sexual harassment, and retaliation, and for bringing to the City’s attention conduct
that interferes with providing a work environment free of discrimination, harassment, sexual
harassment, and retaliation.
Findings of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, or retaliation against an employee
may result in discipline up to and including discharge or indefinite suspension.
Discrimination is the unequal or different treatment of an individual in any employment and/or
personnel action based on a protected class, as per section 914.2. The Department will recruit,
hire, train, compensate, discipline, provide benefits, and promote without regard to a protected
class. The Department will employ positive business and personnel practices designed to ensure
equal employment opportunity.
Honesty is of the utmost importance in the police profession. Employees are expected to be
truthful at all times in the performance of their duties.
900.1.1 RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW AND COMPLY
The rules of conduct set forth in this order do not serve as an all-inclusive list of requirements,
limitations, or prohibitions on employee conduct and activities; employees are required to know
and comply with all Department policies, procedures, and written directives.
Recommended Classification: The OPO is permitted to make a preliminary recommendation
on the classification of administrative cases.
The OPO declines to make a recommendation.