Code of the District of Columbia

Part F. General Requirements.


§ 2–1402.51. Posting of notice.

Every person subject to this chapter shall post and keep posted in a conspicuous location where business or activity is customarily conducted or negotiated, a notice whose language and form has been prepared by the Office, setting forth excerpts from or summaries of, the pertinent provisions of this chapter and information pertinent to the filing of a complaint.


(Dec. 13, 1977, D.C. Law 2-38, title II, § 251, 24 DCR 6038.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-2522.

1973 Ed., § 6-2261.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 2-1402.64.

Cross References

Bonds and construction procurement, construction contractors and subcontractors, agreement to post notice of nondiscrimination provisions, see § 2-305.08.


§ 2–1402.52. Records and reports.

(a) Every person subject to this chapter shall preserve any regularly kept business records for a period of 6 months from the date of the making of the record, or from the date of the action which is the subject of the record, whichever is longer; such records shall include, but not be limited to, application forms submitted by applicants, sales and rental records, credit and reference reports, personnel records, and any other record pertaining to the status of an individual’s enjoyment of the rights and privileges protected or granted under this chapter.

(b) Where a charge of discrimination has been filed against a person under this chapter, the respondent shall preserve all records which may be relevant to the charge or action, until a final disposition of the charge in accordance with subsection (c) of this section.

(c) All persons subject to this chapter shall furnish to the Office, at the time and in the manner prescribed by the Office, such reports relating to information under their control as the Office may require. The identities of persons and properties contained in reports submitted to the Office under the provisions of this section shall not be made public.


(Dec. 13, 1977, D.C. Law 2-38, title II, § 252, 24 DCR 6038.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-2523.

1973 Ed., § 6-2262.


§ 2–1402.53. Affirmative action plans.

(a) It shall not be an unlawful discriminatory practice for any person to carry out an affirmative action plan that has been approved by the Office. An affirmative action plan is any plan devised to effectuate remedial or corrective action in response to past discriminatory practices prohibited under this chapter and may also include those plans devised to provide preferential treatment for a class or classes of persons, which preferential treatment by class would otherwise be prohibited by this chapter and which plan is not devised to contravene the intent of this chapter.

(b) All banks and savings and loan associations, subject to this chapter, shall submit annually to the Office an affirmative action plan which shall include goals and timetables for the remediation or correction of past or present discriminatory practices. Such plan shall be reviewed by the Office and is subject to its approval.

(c) It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for any bank or savings and loan association, subject to this chapter, to fail to develop an affirmative action plan approved by the Office or fail to comply substantially with the terms of such affirmative action plan.

(d) The Office shall develop and promulgate guidelines which will set forth the affirmative action requirements of this section and shall incorporate, but not be limited to, applicable federal guidelines. Such guidelines shall be promulgated by the Office within 120 days of the enactment of this law consistent with the District of Columbia Administrative Procedure Act (§ 2-501 et seq.) and shall not become effective until 60 calendar days following submission to the Council.


(Dec. 13, 1977, D.C. Law 2-38, title II, § 253, 24 DCR 6038; Mar. 3, 1979, D.C. Law 2-140, § 3, 25 DCR 5473.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-2524.

1973 Ed., § 6-2263.