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Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) is federal, state and local law that precludes discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment. Specifically, EEO prohibits harassment or discrimination due to a person's ancestry, age, breastfeeding, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, marital status, medical condition, military and veteran’s status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religious creed, sex or sexual orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws, regulations, or ordinances. It also prohibits retaliation for engaging in protected activity, such as filing a discrimination or harassment complaint.

At any time, whether you have contacted the City’s Equal Employment Office or not, you may also contact the following state and/or federal agency for additional assistance. Even if you submit a claim with the City, and that claim is determined to be no violation of the City’s Equal Opportunity Policy, you may have the right to pursue this matter with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (1-800-884-1684) or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (1-800-669-4000).  The links below are intended to help you contact either agency.


If you believe you are being subjected to discrimination, harassment, or retaliation or have questions regarding EEO, please contact the City of Sacramento Equal Employment Office or submit an EEO charge online. Please note that the City shall retain an independent external investigator in which claims are made: (1) against a high-ranking individual, including, but not limited to, the city manager, a charter officer, an assistant city manager, a department head, or an elected official; or (2) by or against a Human Resources employee. For more details on the procedure for hiring an external investigator, review this document.


The State of California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) is charged with the protection of residents from employment, housing and public accommodation discrimination, and hate violence. Click on the button to the left for information on the DFEH Complaint Process.


The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. Click on the button to the left to access the U.S. EEOC Public Portal.


Submit aN EEO Charge Online Here




Additional ResourceS:

  • City of Sacramento Office of Diversity & Equity, located within the City Manager’s Office, is committed to leading efforts to build a more representative, equitable and inclusive City of Sacramento. 
  • City of Sacramento Race & Gender Equity Action Plan is an interdepartmental initiative led by the ODE/CMO which aims to advance racial and gender centering on 4 pillars of system change 1) culture shift, 2) building trust 3) equipping and developing employees, and 4) connecting to purpose.
  • City of Sacramento Employee Resource Groups are groups formed by employees across all demographics—race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, education, geography, military status, occupation, field, etc. ERGs help create a sense of community for groups who may otherwise feel isolated; contribute to the creation and maintenance of an inclusive corporate culture; build relationship with management and trust within the organization; provide a “go to” source for information specific to the group, acting as an information source as well as an idea source; serve as a bridge to various communities for marketing and recruiting; and provide opportunities for proactive responses to issues rather than reactive. This link to the ERGs may only be viewed by using the City's internal website - NEXUS.



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915 I Street, First Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

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