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District Government Employees & Applicants

DC government employees and applicants alleging employment discrimination who wish to file a complaint with the Office of Human Rights (OHR) must first consult an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Counselor within 180 calendar days of the occurrence of discrimination or discovery of discrimination in order to attempt informal resolution. You may consult with any EEO Counselor in the District. See below for the most current list of EEO Counselors and Officers.

Complainants will have 30 calendar days to work with the Counselor to seek resolution. Once the EEO Counseling process ends, the Counselor will issue an Exit Letter. If you wish to file a formal complaint with OHR, you must bring a copy of the Exit Letter and file the complaint with OHR within 15 calendar days of the Exit Letter. *NOTE* EEO Counseling is not required for claims regarding sexual harassment. Individuals may file those claims directly with OHR. For more information on the District government's policy on sexual harassment, visit the DC Department of Human Resources website here.

To file a formal claim, you MUST complete the Employment Discrimination Questionnaire. You can file the employment discrimination complaint online or download a PDF and mail it to the office, or visit OHR Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 am to 5:00 pm to fill out the Questionnaire in person.

Telephone calls to OHR do NOT constitute filing a complaint.

Download the more current list of District EEO Counselors (PDF).