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Addressing Sexual Orientation Discrimination In Federal Civilian Employment

A Guide to Employee's Rights


The purpose of this booklet is to make Federal employees aware of how to obtain help if they believe they have been discriminated against based upon sexual orientation. Executive Order 13087 states the Executive Branch's policy but does not create any additional enforcement rights, such as the ability to proceed before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The Executive Order does not authorize affirmative action programs. There are, however, existing administrative and legal remedies available to Federal employees who believe they have been victims of discrimination based upon sexual orientation. This booklet is designed to make employees and applicants aware of existing bases for assistance and to aid them in finding the agencies that can help them. It is not designed as a comprehensive guide, but as a general overview.

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