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District of Columbia Register - June 14, 1985
Government of the District of Columbia
Administrative Issuance System

Mayor's Order 85-59
May 20, 1985

SUBJECT: Amended - 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amended, D.C. Code section 1-242 (1981-Ed.), it is hereby ORDERED that Mayor's Order 80-74, dated February 27, 1980, is rescinded and reissued as follows:

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 Equal Employment Opportunity Rules Governing Complaints of Discrimination in the District of Columbia Government (hereinafter."Rules"), 31 DCR 56 (January 6, 1984), shall in accord with applicable laws and regulations include and fully enumerate all the categories of discrimination prohibited by the Rules.

2. The categories required to be listed by section 1 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, physical handicap and political affiliation."

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

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

Marion Barry, Jr.

Clifton B. Smith
Secretary of the District of Columbia

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