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Record No: Res 31879    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Full Council Agenda Ready
Current Controlling Legislative Body Housing, Health, Energy, and Workers’ Rights Committee
On agenda: 4/22/2019
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION supporting a safe and responsive workplace in The City of Seattle's Legislative Department and providing guidance to update Legislative Department Policies, including POL-LD-100 on Workplace Expectations.
Sponsors: Teresa Mosqueda
Attachments: 1. Att 1 - Legislative Department Policy POL-LD-100 - Workplace Expectations
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION supporting a safe and responsive workplace in The City of Seattle's Legislative Department and providing guidance to update Legislative Department Policies, including POL-LD-100 on Workplace Expectations.

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WHEREAS, the City Council is committed to a legislative workplace environment that is safe, respectful, and free from unsolicited, unwelcome, and inappropriate comments, conduct, or physical contact; and
WHEREAS, discrimination and harassing behaviors disrupt the workplace, are often unlawful, create a culture of fear and intimidation that can result in serious physical and psychological health problems, and detract from the effectiveness of City staff and officials in conducting important work on behalf of Seattle residents; and
WHEREAS, a City-wide Inter-Departmental Team was created in 2018 to address issues of harassment and intimidation, and the Team quickly and inclusively issued recommendations in July 2018; and
WHEREAS, House Concurrent Resolution 4401, adopting a Code of Conduct for the Washington State Legislature, was signed into law in February 2019 to address respectful workplace issues; and
WHEREAS, the City's Legislative Department seeks to be a leader in best practices and inclusive policy-making for its constituents and its staff; and
WHEREAS, the City Council finds effective policy and procedures, coupled with training on respectful workplace behavior, will assist in preventing harassment and supporting individuals who are being harassed to come forward to have their concerns addressed quickly, effectively, confidentially, and respectfully; and
WHEREAS, Legislative Department Policy POL-LD-100 describes the Legislative Department's general expectations pertaining to workplace behavior; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE THAT:
Section 1. The City Council expects that, as stewards of the public trust, each member of the Legislati...

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