(1) The Commissioner shall represent the Governor in matters relating to equal employment opportunities in the state service;
(2) The Department shall periodically review employment practices to ensure that these practices are not discriminatory;
(3) The Commissioner shall establish appropriate guidelines and procedures governing the preparation and submission of the Equal Employment Opportunity Plan by each agency;
(4) The Department shall provide training and technical assistance in the development, implementation and monitoring of agencies' equal employment programs;
(5) The Department shall provide training and technical assistance to employees and agencies regarding compliance with EEO, ADAAA, EEO Planning, and USERRA;
(6) The Department shall inform any person claiming unlawful discrimination or harassment of the appropriate procedures for pursuing a complaint.
(7) The Department shall report to the Governor the equal employment opportunity activities of each department, agency and commission in the state service; and
(8) The Department shall inform the Governor when instances occur of non-compliance or failure to demonstrate good faith efforts under this rule.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1120-07-.03
(For history prior to January 2, 1988, see pages 1-2 of the Introduction at the beginning of the chapters.) Repeal and new rule filed November 18, 1987; effective January 2, 1988. Amendment filed August 25, 1994; effective December 29, 1994. Repeal and new rule filed December 14, 2010; effective May 31, 2011. Repeal and new rule filed July 5, 2012; effective October 3, 2012. Amendments filed February 7, 2017; effective May 8, 2017. Amendments filed January 18, 2023; effective 4/18/2023.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 8-30-101, 8-30-104, 8-30-105, 8-30-303, 8-30-307, 8-50-103, and 8-50-104; 29 U.S.C. § 623; 38 U.S.C. § 4311(a); 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 2000ff, et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 12101, et seq.; 20 C.F.R. Part 1002.210; and 29 C.F.R. Parts 1600 through 1695.

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