Compliance & Training
The Office of Human Rights (OHR) provides free EEO-related training sessions to DC government agencies and private sector entities within the District of Columbia. The OHR also conducts training on compliance with the DC Language Access Act of 2004 to DC government agencies and private sector entities that receive local funds from the District to provide a public service on behalf of the government.
Request a Training
If you are interested in scheduling a training or would like to register for an upcoming District government employees' EEO Training for Managers, email us at ODRtraining@dc.gov or call (202) 727-4559.
Scheduled by request only, the training sessions for District agencies are typically conducted in the Mayor's Conference Center located at 441 4th Street, NW. This location can accommodate up to 100 attendees. Private sector trainings can be conducted at the company's site or venue of choice. Sessions are typically conducted in two hour increments and can be modified to meet the specific needs of the agency. Select the links below for details on specific types of training.
Basic EEO & DC FMLA Training
The Office of Human Rights (OHR) provides basic EEO training that can be tailored for both managers and/or employees. This training provides an overview of the workplace EEO laws that cover all employees. In addition, attendees will learn about the specific EEO laws enforced by the District of Columbia including the Human Rights Act and the District of Columbia Family and Medical Leave Act. This training includes a lecture and film to help managers and employees comply with the guidelines that constitute non-discriminatory behavior in the workplace.
OHR provides in-person diversity training for managers and employees. This training is designed to increase participant awareness of the impact diversity has on the workplace. Attendees will have the opportunity to reflect on their own stereotypes and biases through group interaction, while learning how stereotypes and biases affect behavior. This training can be tailored to include a focus on cultural competency and complying with the Districts' Language Access Act. A film and facilitated discussion provide specific case studies to illustrate the provisions of the Act.
Sexual Harassment Training
OHR also provides sexual harassment training for managers and employees. The training is centered on the provisions of the District's sexual harassment policy. Attendees have the opportunity to learn what constitutes sexual harassment and learn how to recognize the different types of sexual harassment. Through film and thought-provoking case studies, this interactive training provides real-world examples of how sexual harassment manifests itself in the workplace. Upon completion of the session, attendees will receive practical suggestions for preventing sexual harassment in their own workplace.
Language Access Compliance Training
The Office of Human Rights (OHR) provides Language Access Compliance Training that can be tailored for both managers and/or employees. This training provides an overview of the DC Language Access Act, which covers District government agencies, departments or programs that furnish information or render services, programs, or activities directly to the public or contract with other organizations to conduct programs, services, or activities to the public on their behalf. In addition, attendees will learn about available tools to assist limited and non-English proficient (LEP/NEP) customers, guidelines on how to interact with LEP/NEP customers, and legal requirements. This training consists of a lecture and film to help managers and employees comply with the guidelines that constitute model customer service and equitable behavior in the workplace.