Equal Employment Opportunity EEO

It is the policy of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to ensure a work environment free of all forms of unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or coercion, and to establish and maintain an effective equal employment opportunity (EEO) program.

This program shall be based on merit, efficiency, and fitness as ascertained by competitive examination. The equal employment opportunity policy applies to all employees and applicants, and covers all aspects of the employment process, including: testing, hiring, disciplinary actions, evaluation, termination, training, promotion, assignments, and leave.

In accordance with state and federal laws, the DMV EEO program prohibits unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or coercion in employment, and provision of services based on age (over 40), race, sex, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, or disability. DMV is also fully committed to protecting employee rights under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA).

The department shall immediately begin investigations by the EEO Officer or designee into allegations of violations of this policy. Findings shall be reported to the Director upon request and to the appropriate division's Deputy Director, with recommendations.

It is also the policy of the department that each manager and supervisor is responsible and accountable for implementing this policy within his or her area of responsibility.