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File #: 24-0385    Version: Name: 3/18/24 Resolution to Implement Anonymous Hiring Initiative
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/18/2024 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/18/2024 Final action: 3/18/2024
Enactment date: 3/18/2024 Enactment #: R-24-092
Title: Resolution to Implement Anonymous Hiring Initiative
Sponsors: Cynthia Harrison, Jen Eyer
Resolution to Implement Anonymous Hiring Initiative
Reviewed by: Margaret Radabaugh, Deputy City Attorney
Laura Orta, Director of Organizational Equity
Whereas, The City of Ann Arbor recognizes the fundamental right to employment and the importance of addressing biases in the workforce, including implicit bias at the beginning stages of seeking employment, in order to employ a diverse workforce that reflects the diversity of the community;

Whereas, Research has demonstrated that a local government organization with a diverse workforce is an organization which values equity, inclusion, and diversity, thereby enhancing innovation and opportunities for government work approaches in Ann Arbor;

Whereas, The "Anonymous Hiring Initiative" aligns with the City of Ann Arbor's commitment to social justice, equity, and the elimination of discriminatory and prejudicial hiring practices;

Whereas, Anonymous Hiring can significantly assist individuals who identify as female, here forward referred to as women, whom experience significantly higher job gaps or rates of employment than individuals who identify as men;

Whereas, Anonymous Hiring aims to prevent implicit biases and begin a path to employment for women in a government agency where the pay gap between men and women is smaller than the pay gap with other employers;

Whereas, Anonymous Hiring assists in the dismantling of multiple negative employment outcomes for women especially women who hold additional intersectional identities of historically marginalized groups;

Whereas, The month of March celebrates Women's History, as well as historically celebrated within March there is an acknowledgment of Equal Pay Day wherein white women achieve equal pay parity to white men's pay from the previous year with dates further in the year identified for pay parity for women of color;

Whereas, Individuals with legal, former, and preferred names that reflect a marginalized culture, ethnicity, or g...

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