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Equal Employment Opportunity Office

Contact Information

Richard Bradford, Director
863-534-6075
RichardBradford@polk-county.net

General Office Phone:
863-534-5901 
863-534-7626 (fax)
330 West Church Street
Bartow, FL 33830

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About EEO

The Equal Opportunity Office (EO) administers the Board's Equal Employment Opportunity Affirmative Action Plan Program, which includes ensuring organizational compliance with the ;Americans with Disabilities Act. The EO is responsible for investigating and resolving discrimination and sexual harassment charges made against the organization, as well as facilitating and conducting employee appeal hearings and serving as the Board's liaison for the Community Relations Advisory Council. The Equal Opportunity Administrator also oversees the Office of Supplier Diversity, which administers the Board's Women & Minority Business Enterprise Program.

Equal Opportunity Newsletter Update

The Equal Opportunity newsletter updates are intended to update, inform and remind management staff about important EO/employment issues, as well as federal and state legal developments. It serves as a support tool and may be shared with employees (posted in break rooms, etc.) at management's discretion. Questions or comments about the newsletters or other Equal Opportunity matters may be directed to (863) 534-6075 or (863) 534-5901, or faxed to (863) 534-7626. You may also email: KandisBuford@Polk-County.net , AlejandroVelazquez@Polk-County.net or  JermaineFuller@Polk-County.net.