Office of Fair Practices

Our Mission

To ensure the Department’s compliance with the Governor’s Code of Fair Employment Practices and various Federal and State laws and policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment and retaliation in all aspects of employment.
  • To ensure the Department administers all personnel actions in a fair and equitable manner:
    • with just consideration given to merit, fitness, job performance, experience and qualifications; and
    • without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, creed, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, pregnancy, race, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information or political or religious affiliation, belief or opinion.
  • To provide leadership, direction and policy guidance that promotes equal employment opportunities and the establishment of a well diversified workforce.
  • To provide assistance, consultation, and training to employees, supervisors and commanders/directors to address workplace conflicts, employee grievances and other occupational and personal problems that may be adversely affecting the work environment or an employee’s job performance.
  • To support the Department’s core values of integrity, fairness and service.


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