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File #: 44085    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing the renewal of an ongoing work-sharing agreement with State of Wisconsin Equal Rights Division of the Department of Workforce Development for the City of Madison Equal Opportunities Division.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/11/2016 In control: EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES COMMISSION
On agenda: 11/22/2016 Final action: 11/22/2016
Enactment date: 11/28/2016 Enactment #: RES-16-00870
Title: Authorizing the renewal of an ongoing work-sharing agreement with State of Wisconsin Equal Rights Division of the Department of Workforce Development for the City of Madison Equal Opportunities Division.
Sponsors: Rebecca Kemble
Fiscal Note
There is no fiscal impact with this work-sharing agreement.
Title
Authorizing the renewal of an ongoing work-sharing agreement with State of Wisconsin Equal Rights Division of the Department of Workforce Development for the City of Madison Equal Opportunities Division.
Body
WHEREAS, The City’s Equal Opportunities Division (MEOD) has had a work-sharing agreement in place with the State of Wisconsin Equal Rights Division (ERD) in since at least 1993; and

WHEREAS, the purpose of the agreement is to set forth duties between the City’s MEOD and the State ERD for handling discrimination complaints when there is dual jurisdiction over the complaints. Under this agreement each party agrees to accept complaints written on the form of the other party; to streamline processing; to exchange information; and to give full faith and credit to the decision-making of the other party, consistent with applicable law; and

WHEREAS, it is the mutual policy of the State of Wisconsin and the City of Madison to eliminate discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations on a variety of bases common to the state's anti-discrimination laws administered by the ERD/DWD and the local anti-discrimination laws administered by the MEOD; and

WHEREAS, the activities of the MEOD complement and augment the service and enforcement capabilities of the ERD/DWD in carrying out its duties to administer the various state anti-discrimination laws, and vice versa; and,

WHEREAS, the ERD/DWD and the MEOD mutually respect each other's work and this agreement better effectuates the purposes of the City and State to prevent and eliminate discrimination, promoting speedy and just processing of charges of discrimination, and efficiently and effectively using resources available to guarantee equal opportunities in the State of Wisconsin; and

WHEREAS, the ERD has proposed to update and renew this agreement to continue this relationship;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the...

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