1002 - Nondiscrimination Statements


Equal Employment Opportunity

Audience List

  • Agency Secretaries
  • Department Directors
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Officers
  • Human Resources Chiefs
  • Personnel Officers


This policy:

  • Provides a standard Equal Employment Opportunity nondiscrimination statement for examinations and job bulletins.


The State of California prohibits discrimination against any job applicant, unpaid intern, or employee in the hiring, promotions, assignments, or privilege of employment. Federal and state laws require employers to notice applicants regarding protections from employment discrimination.


The California Department of Human Resources asserts an equal employment opportunity nondiscrimination statement on its examination and job announcement bulletins that conforms with federal and state law. The following statement is expansive and informs job seekers of their protected rights. Accordingly, agencies are instructed to update their examination and job announcements using this same statement.

“The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age (40 and over), ancestry, association with a member of a protected class, bereavement leave, cannabis use, color, disability (physical, intellectual/developmental, or mental health/psychiatric.), Family Care and Medical Leave (CFRA) related to serious health condition of employee or family member, child bonding, or military exigencies, gender identity or expression, genetic information or characteristic, marital status, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristic), military and veteran status, national origin (includes language restrictions), participation in an EEO protected activity, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL), race (includes hairstyle and hair texture), religious creed (includes dress and grooming practices), reproductive health decision making, reproductive loss leave, sex/gender, and sexual orientation.”


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.



Authorized By

Division Chief
Civil Rights, California Department of Human Resources

Contact Person

Civil Rights
Staff Services Manager I
Phone: 916-909-3707
Email: civil.rights@calhr.ca.gov

Superseded Policies

Not Applicable.


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Table of Contents

1000 - Equal Employment Opportunity

1100 - Selection

1200 - Appointments

1300 - Exempt Employees

1400 - Benefits and Insurance

1500 - Work Schedules

1600 - Third Party Pre-Tax Parking

1700 - Compensation

1800 - Savings Plus

1900 - Bona Fide Associations

2000 - Collective Bargaining

2100 - Leave

2200 - Travel/Relocation

2300 - State Owned Housing

2400 - Employee Recognition

2600 - Layoffs

2700 - Retirement

2800 - Training

2900 - Workforce Planning

3000 - Examination and Hiring

3100 - Drug-Free Workplace

3200 - Medical Screening

3300 - Apprenticeships

3400 - Temporary Assignment

3500 - Classification Plan