The “inclusive hiring” motion, which was approved last week by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors without discussion, removes U.S. citizenship as a requirement for county positions when not barred by state or federal law.
The changes do not apply to applicants for peace officers, including those who wish to work for Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The new policy marks the county’s latest move towards hiring foreigners to government positions. In August 2021, the Board of Supervisors approved a motion that allows the county to employ non-citizens as department heads, except the chief probation officer. It also allows department heads to appoint non-citizens as their deputies unless otherwise mandated by state or federal law.