U.S. Office of Personnel Management @USOPM, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission @EEOCNews, U.S. Office of Special Counsel, and U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board @USMSPB (USA)

Four Federal Government agencies with roles in ensuring fairness in the federal workplace released a guide on the rights and processes available to applicants and employees who allege sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination. The guide was reissued after more than a decade and was been substantially revised to reflect major developments in the law. The agencies collaborating on the guide are the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC), and the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).

The guide, entitled, “Addressing Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination in Federal Civilian Employment: A Guide to Employment Rights, Protections, and Responsibilities,” can be found here.

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  1. I like the Key Definition provided for gender identity. It very specifically spells out biological sex versus expressions of femininity/masculinity. And the definition focuses on gender as performance (clothes, mannerisms, personal interests). I thought it interesting that they essentially define “identity” as “expression”. That feels like a positive step to me, like they are finally acknowledging that men can wear dresses if they like and still be men, their sex hasn’t magically changed, it’s just men expressing femininity.

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