Sec. 1001.056. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY. (a) Subject to rules adopted by the executive commissioner, the commissioner or the commissioner's designee shall prepare and maintain a written policy statement that implements a program of equal employment opportunity to ensure that all personnel decisions are made without regard to race, color, disability, sex, religion, age, or national origin.
(b) Unless the following are included in a policy statement adopted by the executive commissioner that is applicable to the department, the policy statement must include:
(1) personnel policies, including policies relating to recruitment, evaluation, selection, training, and promotion of personnel, that show the intent of the department to avoid the unlawful employment practices described by Chapter 21, Labor Code; and
(2) an analysis of the extent to which the composition of the department's personnel is in accordance with state and federal law and a description of reasonable methods to achieve compliance with state and federal law.
(c) The policy statement must be:
(1) updated annually;
(2) reviewed by the Texas Workforce Commission civil rights division for compliance with Subsection (b)(1); and
(3) filed with the governor's office.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 198, Sec. 1.09.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.1632, eff. April 2, 2015.
SUBCHAPTER D. POWERS AND DUTIES OF DEPARTMENT