Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

It is the continuing policy of the Blount County Sheriff’s Office to afford equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their sex, race, creed, disability, or national origin, and to conform to applicable laws and regulations.  Equal opportunity encompasses all aspects of employment practices to include, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, layoffs, recall from layoffs, discipline, and educational and social programs sponsored by the Sheriff’s Office.  Additionally it is the policy of the Sheriff’s Office to provide its employees a viable means of communicating and resolving grievances and complaints regarding unlawful discriminatory employment practices.  Any employee of the Blount County Sheriff’s Office who fails to comply with this policy is subject to appropriate disciplinary action.