Equal Employment Opportunity

The City and County of San Francisco (City) is committed to equal employment opportunity. It is the City's policy to ensure:

  • equal opportunity to all employees and applicants;
  • that employees be selected and promoted based on merit and without discrimination;
  • reasonable accommodations for qualified employees and applicants that require them.

The City prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

The City also prohibits retaliation against an individual who reports, files a complaint of, or otherwise opposes conduct he or she reasonably believes to be unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, or assists in the investigation of a complaint.

EEO Helpline

The Department of Human Resources EEO Helpline is (415) 557-4900 or (415) 557-4810 (TTY). Employees and applicants can use this number to obtain information regarding EEO procedures and issues, to make a complaint or to ask questions.

Filing a Complaint

The Department of Human Resources, Equal Employment Opportunity Division (EEO Division) evaluates and investigates complaints filed by applicants and employees who believe they are experiencing discrimination, harassment, or retaliation in City employment.

Reasonable Accommodations of People with Disabilities

The EEO Division also assists departments in providing reasonable accommodations to employees and applicants with disabilities in conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). EEO Division staff responds to employee and applicant inquiries, provides assistance to departmental representatives, and engages in the interactive process to identify appropriate accommodations.

Program for the Employment of the Severely Disabled (Rule 115 Program)

The EEO Division assists departments in the administration of Civil Service Rule 115, which provides for the exempt employment of qualified individuals who are severely disabled. Applicants must meet certain criteria for severe disability to apply for jobs through this program.

EEO Reports