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Miami-Dade Regulations

Equal Employment Opportunity

The policy of Miami-Dade County is to foster, maintain, and promote equal employment opportunity. The County will select candidates for employment on the basis of candidates' qualifications for the job and treat them with respect to compensation and opportunity for training and advancement, including upgrading and promotion, without regard to sex, race, color, religion, or national origin.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment is a form of discrimination on the basis of sex, protected by Chapter 11A of the County Code, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and state law.  Sexual Harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when submission to, or rejection of, this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

Workplace Violence

Ensures that all employees are able to enjoy a work environment free from all forms of violence and threats of violence. Workplace violence is defined as violent and/or threatening behavior in the workplace. 

Threatening behavior includes any behavior that could be interpreted by a reasonable person as intent to cause physical harm to another individual.  Threatening behavior may or may not include the actual act of physical force, with or without a weapon, toward another individual.  Threatening behavior may be verbal or non-verbal. 

This policy includes an absolute prohibition against employees carrying firearms or personal weapons onto any County property, except as may be specifically authorized by law.

Unlawful Harassment

Ensures a work environment free of discrimination.  Prohibits harassment on the basis of race, sex, national origin, religion, retaliation, age, disability, ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or the exercise of constitutional or statutory rights.

Disciplinary Action

The policy of Miami-Dade County on disciplinary action pertaining to permanent and regular part-time employees.

Delegation of Authority to Discipline

Establishes the policy and procedure for department directors to effectuate the delegation of authority to suspend or reprimand to the appropriate administrative or supervisory level.

Grievance Procedure, Administrative Order 7-18

Establishes the policy providing permanent, probationary, and regular part-time employees a grievance procedure for the resolution of disputes or complaints concerning the terms and conditions of their employment.

Personnel Policy, Centralized Employment

Establishes the procedures used by the Employee Relations Department in administering a centralized recruitment, screening and referral service for all County employment activities to ensure that all qualified candidates have an opportunity to be considered for employment and to maintain equitable and valid employment practices.

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