OHR on Anti-Discrimination Issuances & EEO Notices
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GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
OFFICE OF HUMAN RIGHTS

MEMORANDUM

TO: All DC Government Agency Heads
FROM: Charles F. Holman, III
Director, Office of Human Rights

DATE: August 22, 2001

SUBJECT: Anti-Discrimination Issuances & EEO Notices

On August 21, 2000, one year ago, Mayor Williams issued Mayor's Order 2000-131 which sets forth the parameters for all anti-discrimination notices issued by DC governmental agencies. This order applies to all statements, announcements, forms or directives issued by agencies of the government of the District of Columbia. This includes all job postings, EEO notices, general orders, departmental directives and materials processed through the Administrative Issuance System, i.e. proposed rules issued by agencies.

Mayor's Order 2000-131 specifically requires that non-discrimination statements include the full panoply of protected groups covered by the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977. These protected groups or categories include: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, disability, source of income and place of residence or place of business. Please ensure that any rule or notice issued by your agency dealing with nondiscrimination includes all of these categories.

Mayor's Order 2000-131 also authorizes the D.C. Office of Human Rights to monitor the compliance of all executive agencies and departments with Mayor's Order 200-131. Accordingly, please submit any proposed rules, statements, announcements, forms, directives, notices of job postings, general orders, EEO notices, general orders, departmental directives, etc. involving nondiscrimination issues to the Office of Human Rights so that we can assist you in complying with Mayor's Order 2000-131. Thank you for your cooperation in this endeavor.


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