The City of Ferguson seeks to fill four vacancies on the Human Rights Commission. Application deadline is Friday, November 7, 2014.
The Human Rights Commission has been established under Chapter 21- Human Rights, of the Ferguson Municipal Code. Per Section 21.32 of the Code, ”The commission shall administer this code in a manner affirmatively to further the policies thereof and to prevent or eliminate discriminatory practices prohibited herein. The commission shall cooperate with and render technical assistance through federal, state or other public or private agencies, organizations and institutions which are formulating or carrying out programs to prevent or eliminate such discriminatory practices. The commission shall make recommendations to the city council with regard to actions, policies or legislation in furtherance of the policy to prevent or eliminate discriminatory practices prohibited herein. The commission shall have the following functions, powers and duties:
The commission shall have the following functions, powers and duties:
(1) To receive and investigate complaints alleging any discriminatory practices made unlawful by article I of this chapter.
(2) To provide third party mediation services to resolve incidences of alleged discriminatory practices made unlawful by article I of this chapter.
(3) To cooperate with other organizations, private and public, to discourage discrimination.
(4) To encourage fair treatment for all persons regardless of age as it relates to employment, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, handicap, sexual orientation, gender identity or familial status as it relates to housing.
(5) To advise the city council on human rights issues.
(6) To sponsor or initiate specifically targeted workshops and on-going programs to improve human relations and to decrease tensions in the city.
(7) To adopt rules, regulations and guidelines pertaining to the investigation and disposition of complaints consistent with the provisions of this chapter.
(8) To make recommendations to the city manager for funding human rights enhancement activities.”