City Contracting

4.625 Human Rights - Fair Employment Practice Provisions in City Contracts 
  1. The city and all its contracting agencies, or departments shall include in all contracts negotiated or renegotiated by them with contractors the following provisions:
    1. “During the performance of this contract, the contractor agrees as follows:
      1. The contractor will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of an individual's race, religion, color, sex, national origin, ethnicity, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, or source of income, a juvenile record that has been expunged pursuant to ORS 419A.260 and 419A.262, or because an individual is a person with a disability which, with reasonable accommodation by the employer does not prevent the performance of the work involved, unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification reasonably necessary to the normal operation of the employer's business.

      2. Those contractors employing 15 or more individuals will develop and implement a plan to insure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, or ethnicity. Such plan shall include, but not be limited to the following: employment, upgrading, demotion, transfer, recruitment, recruitment advertising, layoff or termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, and selection for training, including apprenticeship.

      3. The contractor agrees to post in conspicuous places, available to employees and applicants for employment, notices to be provided by the human rights commission setting forth the provisions of this nondiscrimination clause.

    2. The contractor will, prior to commencement and during the term of this contract, provide to the city such documentation, and permit any inspection of records as may be required or authorized by rules adopted by the city manager to determine compliance with paragraph 1 above.

    3. If upon an investigation conducted pursuant to rules adopted by the city manager in accordance with section 2.019 of the Eugene Code, 1971, there is reasonable cause to believe that the contractor or any subcontractors of the contractor have failed to comply with any of the terms of paragraphs 1 or 2, a determination thereof shall be made in accordance with the adopted rules. Such determination may result in the suspension, cancellation or termination of the principal contract in whole or in part and/or the withholding of any funds due or to become due to the contractor, pending compliance by the contractor and/or its subcontractors, with the terms of paragraphs 1 and 2.

    4. Failure to comply with any of the terms of paragraphs 1 and 2 shall be a material breach of this contract.

    5. The contractor shall include the provisions of paragraphs 1 through 4 in contracts with subcontractors so that the provisions will be binding upon each subcontractor.”

  2. The city manager shall adopt rules and regulations for implementation of this section following the procedures set forth in section 2.019 of this code.
(Section 4.625 amended by Ordinance No. 17256, enacted February 24, 1975, by Ordinance No. 17479, enacted November 24, 1975, Ordinance No. 19083, enacted December 13, 1982; administratively amended by Ordinance No. 19732, enacted November 5, 1990; amended by Ordinance No. 19970, enacted July 11, 1994; and Ordinance No. 20264, enacted November 12, 2002, effective December 12, 2002.)