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The Community Empowerment Department is the liaison between community organizations and the city, addressing the concerns of these groups. We are working together for meaningful change and a more equitable city.

Community Empowerment is also responsible for administering Knoxville City Government's equal employment program (EEO) with the objective of ensuring compliance with applicable laws. 

This sector follows EEO procedures such as:
  • Reviewing all personnel actions and investigating of any variance in laws, procedures and ordinances.
  • Keeping city department directors and supervisors informed on the latest developments and requirements in EEO regulations.
  • Filing required federal EEO reports.
  • Assisting in recruiting qualified minorities and females for Knoxville city government positions.
  • Providing for investigation and conciliation of discrimination complaints.