GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUANCE SYSTEM

Mayor's Order 2000-131
August 21, 2000

SUBJECT:

Uniform Language in D.C. Government 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 pursuant to section 422(11) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act of 1973, as amended, Pub. L No.93-198, 87 Stat. 790, D.C. Code 1-242(11) (1999 Repl.), it is hereby ORDERED that Mayor's Order 85-59, dated May 20, 1985, is rescinded and reissued as follows:

1. All statements, announcements, forms or directives issued by agencies of the government of the District of Columbia ("District") that declare the policy of the District against discrimination as proscribed by the Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, ("the Act"), D.C. Code 1-2501 et seq. shall in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, include and fully enumerate all of the categories of discrimination prohibited by the Act as set forth in D.C. Code 1-2512. The following language shall be stated in all such statements, announcements, forms or directives:

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Code section 1-2501 et seq., ("the Act") the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, disability, source of income, or place of residence or business. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

2. 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.

3. The Director of the D.C. Office of Human Rights, 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.

4. EFFECTIVE DATE: This Order shall become effective immediately.

ANTHONY A. WILLIAMS
MAYOR

ATTEST:

BEVERLY D. RIVERS
SECRETARY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA


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