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EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 015

THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY

BILL PURCELL, MAYOR

SUBJECT: Training of all board and commission members of The Metropolitan Government in diversity issues and sexual harassment awareness.

Whereas, it is the policy of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County to prohibit discrimination against individuals or groups of individuals because of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disabilities; and

Whereas, sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination; and

Whereas, The Metropolitan Government has established a training program on diversity issues and sexual harassment awareness for its employees; and

Whereas, The Metropolitan Government is interested in providing an opportunity for all of its representatives to receive training on diversity issues and sexual harassment awareness; and

Whereas, such training would help all board and commission members of The Metropolitan Government in the performance of their public duties.

Now, therefore, I, Bill Purcell, Mayor of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me, do hereby direct and order the following:

Training Program. The Metropolitan Department of Personnel, with the assistance of the Metropolitan Department of Law, and in consultation with the Human Relations Commission, shall prepare a program on diversity issues and sexual harassment awareness and devise a plan on presenting this program to all board and commission members of the Metropolitan Government.

Board and Commission Member Training. All board and commission members of the Metropolitan Government are required to participate and complete the training seminar that shall be conducted under the direction of the Metropolitan Department of Personnel. The seminar shall be scheduled and conducted at a time convenient for the board and commission members.

Persons Covered. This training directive shall apply to all board and commission members of the Metropolitan Government who are appointed to their position by authority of the Metropolitan Mayor and confirmed by the Metropolitan County Council. This directive shall further apply to all board and commission members of the Metropolitan Government who attain their position by virtue of appointment by the Metropolitan Charter. I hereby request that all board and commission members who achieve their position as a result of direct election by the Metropolitan Council or popular election by the residents of Nashville and Davidson County voluntarily participate in this training.

Implementation Schedule. The training required by this Executive Order for current board and commission members of the Metropolitan Government shall commence within thirty (30) days from the issuance of this executive order and shall be completed within a reasonable time frame to be established by the Metropolitan Department of Personnel. The Metropolitan Department of Personnel shall also be responsible for providing this training to all new board or commission members of the Metropolitan Government. These new board or commission members shall receive the requisite training within 90 days from the date of their confirmation.

Quarterly Status Reports. The Metropolitan Department of Personnel shall report quarterly to the Office of the Mayor on the status of the training provided for herein. The report shall specify the Boards and Commissions that have complied, or failed to comply, with this Executive Order.

Ordered, Effective and issued:

Bill Purcell
Metropolitan Mayor

Date: July 16, 2002