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5.33.077 Equal Benefits.

(Added by Ordinance No. 187373, effective October 14, 2015.)

A.  No contractor on a City Contract shall discriminate by policy or practice in the provision of employee benefits between an employee with a domestic partner and an employee with a spouse, subject to the following exceptions:

B.  Procurement Services has the authority to adopt rules, establish standards and procedures it deems necessary to effectively carry out this program in a manner, but not limited to the following:

1.  Examine contractor's benefit programs;

2.  Allow for remedial action after a finding of non-compliance;

3.  Determine and impose appropriate sanctions or remedies by contractors including, but are not limited to:

a.  Disqualification of the contractor from bidding on or being awarded a City Contract for a period of up to 3 years; and

b.  Contractual remedies, including, but not limited to, termination of the Contract.

c.  Impose other appropriate contractual and civil remedies and sanctions for violations.

4.  Impose other appropriate contractual and civil remedies and sanctions for violations.

C.   The City shall not execute or award a Contract with a contractor unless such contractor has agreed not to discriminate in the provision of employee benefits as provided for in this Chapter.