Mission Statement & Values
To secure for employees and citizens of Alachua County freedom from discrimination and equity under the law in employment, housing and public accommodations.
The Equal Opportunity Office embraces the core values of Alachua County.
Our office provides the following services:
- Counseling and technical assistance
- Complaint investigation and resolution through conciliation, mediation or administrative determination
- Conciliation of wage theft complaints
- Ensuring accessibility of County programs and services
- Small Business Certification
- Public Education and Outreach
Jacqueline Chung - Equal Opportunity Manager
Directs and manages the Equal Opportunity Office. Responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive equal opportunity program, and administration of the Human Rights Ordinance. Serves as the County's designated ADA/Title VI Coordinator.
Mary Neiberger - Senior Staff Assistant
Provides staff support to the Equal Opportunity Manager. Responsible for managing the administrative/clerical support functions of the Equal Opportunity Office.
Jill Weinsier - Equal Opportunity Investigator
Investigates complaints of discrimination filed under the Human Rights Ordinance or County policy. Monitors compliance with federal/state equal opportunity laws and assists with employee training.
Melissa Patterson - Equal Opportunity Specialist
Responsible for the Intake process (complaints or requests for assistance) and coordinates public education and outreach efforts.
Jonathan Flynt - Equal Opportunity Analyst
Responsible for implementation of the Equal Employment Opportunity Plan and workforce diversity recruitment efforts. Investigates and conciliates complaints of wage theft filed under the Wage Recovery Program. Administers the Small Business Enterprise certification program.