Mayor Barry's Executive Order on commitment to Human Rights Law
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Mayor Barry's Executive Order on commitment to Human Rights Law


FEBRUARY 27, 1980

SUBJECT: Uniform Language in Government Issued Anti-Discrimination Issuances and Equal Employment Opportunity Notices

ORIGINATING AGENCY: Office of the Mayor

By virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the District of Columbia by section 422 of the District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act of 1973 as amended, D.C. Code section 1-162 (Supp V-1978) it is hereby ORDERED that:

1. All statements, announcements, forms or directives issued by agencies of the Government of the District of Columbia (hereinafter "District") that declare the policy of the District against discrimination as proscribed by the Human Rights Act of 1977 (hereinafter "Act"), D.C. Code section 6-2201 et seq shall in accord with applicable laws and regulations, include and fully enumerate all the categories of discrimination prohibited by the Act as set forth in D.C. Code section 6-2201.

2. The categories required to be listed by section one of this Order except as provided by law are as follows: "race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, physical handicap, source of income and place of residence or business."

3. This Order shall be applicable to all agencies under the direction and control of the Mayor and shall include but not be limited to the following government issued anti-discrimination statements: job postings, equal employment opportunity notices, general orders, departmental directives, special instructions and materials processed through the Administrative Issuance System.

4. The Executive Secretary of the District of Columbia or the designee thereof, is authorized and directed to implement this Order and to monitor the compliance of executive departments and agencies with its directives.

5. Effective Date: This Order shall become effective immediately.


(Published in the D.C. Register, March 7, 1980, page 1025.)

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