The recent violent attacks on Asians and Asian Americans, including this week’s horrific shooting in Atlanta that took the lives of eight innocent people, are shocking and have deeply affected many of our Asian and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) employees and people across the country.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have seen a disturbing increase in violence and hatred towards AAPI people, which has put their communities, families, and businesses at risk. This is unacceptable and intolerable.

We must address racism whenever and wherever it presents itself. We stand in solidarity with our AAPI colleagues and community in condemning, in the strongest terms, racism and expressions of hate, discrimination, and xenophobia of any kind, including in the workplace.

If you see a hate crime in progress or if your life or safety is in danger, call 911 immediately. For resources and information about stopping anti-Asian harassment and violence visit To report incidents of harassment or discrimination or to request supportive measures in the workplace contact the Equal Employment Opportunity office. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to any employee for counseling or support.

Please know that the City is here to support you.

Carol Isen,
Human Resources Director

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