Civil Rights

Adams County prohibits discrimination or harassment because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.  It is the policy of Adams County to ensure that all program benefits and services are provided to eligible individuals without discrimination and in compliance with civil rights laws.

Adams County is an equal opportunity employer. The county is committed to complying with all applicable federal, state and local laws. Adams County expects all employees to adhere to and cooperate with the principles of equal employment opportunity (“EEO”).

This policy of EEO and anti-discrimination applies to all aspects of the relationship between the county and its employees, including recruitment, employment, promotion, transfer, training, working conditions, termination, wages and salary administration, and employee benefits. The policies and principles of EEO also apply to the selection and treatment of independent contractors, personnel working on county premises who are employed by temporary agencies and any other persons doing business for or with the county. The county will not tolerate illegal discrimination or harassment between its coworkers, supervisors and/or managers, customers or vendors.

What are Civil Rights?
Civil rights are personal rights guaranteed and protected by the U.S. Constitution and federal laws enacted by Congress, such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Civil rights include protection from unlawful discrimination

How do I file a Civil rights complaint?
You can file a civil rights complaint or concern by clicking the tab at the bottom of this page or, if you need an ADA Reasonable Modification/Request, please click here . 

You can also find “how a complaint may be submitted” in the Adams County Civil Rights Plan.

What happens after I file a complaint?
Click here for information.


File a Civil Rights Complaint

Adams County Civil Rights plan may be found here.