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Notice of Non-Discrimination

The Office of  the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), formerly known as the State Education Office (SEO), is a high-performing, transparent agency that sets proactive policies, exercises vigilant oversight, and directs resources that guarantee residents educated in the District of Columbia are among the highest performers in the nation and are fully prepared for successful postsecondary learning and employment in the creative economy.

In accordance with the District of Columbia Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, District of Columbia Official Code Section 2-1401.01 et seq., (Act), the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived:

Marital Status
Gender Identity or Expression
Familial Status
Source of Income
Place of Residence or Business
Race
Religion    
Sexual Orientation   
Matriculation
Color       
Political Affiliation  
Sex (Gender or Sexual Harassment)       
Age    
Genetic Information
National Origin     
Personal Appearance    
Family Responsibilities   
Disability          
 
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 also prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
 
Equal Employment Opportunity Rules Governing Complaints of Discrimination in the District of Columbia Government, Title 4 DCMR Chapter 1 and Chapter 5 protect your job-related benefits which include but are not limited to:
 
Hiring
Promotion  
Training
Recruitment
Reassignment
Separation
Termination
 
More detailed information on the Human Rights Act of 1977 is available here.