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Mayor's Order 2002-175
October 23, 2002

SUBJECT: Amendment of Mayor's Order 2002-149, dated August 26, 2002 - Uniform Language in D.C. Government Anti-Discrimination Issuances and Equal Employment Opportunity Notices

ORIGINATING AGENCY: Office of Human Rights

By virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the District of Columbia by section 422(11) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, as amended, 87 Stat. 790, Pub. L. No. 93-198, D.C. Official Code 1-204.22(11) (2001), it is hereby ORDERED that Mayor's Order 2002-149, dated August 26, 2002, is modified as follows:

  1. All documents that recite the District of Columbia's policy against discrimination shall fully enumerate all categories of discrimination protected from discrimination by the Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, effective December 13, 1977 (D.C. Law 2-38; D.C. Official Code 2-1401.01 et seq.) The following language shall be stated in all such documents:


    In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code Section 2-1401.01 et seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: 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. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. 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. This Order governs uniform language which shall be placed in any document that recites the District's anti-discrimination policy. Examples of such documents are: job postings, equal employment opportunity notices, general orders, departmental directives, special instructions, and materials processed through the Administrative Issuance System which recite the District's anti-discrimination policy.

  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 30 days after the date of this order.



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