The City of Jacksonville declares that a diverse public workforce representative of our community is desirable and can be achieved through equal opportunity, equal access and aggressive recruiting.

There shall be no discrimination or harassment against any person with regard to race, color, religion, political affiliation, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, marital status, or any other impermissible factor. Employment and advancement with the City of Jacksonville shall be based solely upon merit and qualification.

The Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Office is the city's designated EEO compliance function established in accordance with requirements for contractors who are recipients of federal funds and grants.

The City's appointed officials/employees, managers and supervisors shall be responsible for complying with the EO/EA Program and ensuring that the principles of equal employment are applied to all terms of employment.

Our Mission:

Provide professional and confidential Equal Opportunity/Equal Access services to job applicants, employees and management while striving to eliminate employment discrimination and public employment underutilization through education, collaboration, enforcement and other proactive means.

Our Authority:

Title XI, Chapter 400, Ordinance Code, City of Jacksonville

Executive Order 2017-01 Office of the Mayor


Contact the EO/EA Office:

The Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Office is located on the 3rd floor of the St. James Building and is staffed Monday through Friday (8:00 am-5:00 pm). Appointments are not required, but recommended to enable staff to provide you with their undivided attention, and prevent walk-in visits during time when the staff may be unavailable due to training, or conducting other investigation activities.

City employees are authorized to utilize EO/EA Office services during work hours. Verification of time and attendance can be provided if requested.
 
Individuals who believe they have been the victims of conduct prohibited by the City policy or who believe they have witnessed such conduct can also send a confidential email to the Anti-Harassment and Discrimination Reporting COJAHAD@coj.net.
 
Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Office
117 W. Duval Street, Suite 350
Jacksonville, FL  32202
Phone: (904) 255-5377 -or- (904) 255-5676
Fax: 904.630.1219