The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Office ensures that Contra Costa County ("the County") employees, applicants, and vendors are provided a professional environment which is free from discrimination and/or harassment. This office also ensures non-discrimination in the execution of contracts while promoting positive external customer relations.
The goal of the EEO Office is for the County's workforce data to reflect the diversity of the County's Census Residential Labor Force. In order to assess the diversity in County employment, we compare the labor force data (race, sex, ethnicity, and job classification) from the most recent U.S. Census Report to the County's workforce data. The County makes every effort to achieve this goal by targeting recruitment and employment efforts which result in diverse applicant pools of qualified candidates. Currently, the County's diverse workforce is the result of the leadership of the Board of Supervisors and the commitment of the County Administrator, Department Heads, managers, supervisors, employees, unions, and community groups and organizations.
The County values the contributions of businesses in the County's Contracting Programs for construction, purchasing and professional/personal services. These efforts promote the County's commitment to ensuring full and equitable participation for County contracts by minorities, women, and other businesses. The County is dedicated to increasing the participation of Small Business Enterprises (SBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBE) in both Federal and State contracting and procurement.
The purpose of the County's Disability Program is to increase the employment participation of disabled applicants and employees and provide assistance to disabled employees and citizens receiving services, programs, and activities from the County.