At the urging of Councilmember Grosso, the Department of Human Resources (DCHR) has modified the offensive gender terms utilized on a background check application form administered by an outside vendor.

Originally, when filling out the form, candidates and employees would be presented with gender options that were unacceptable and inconsistent with the D.C. Human Rights Act. DCHR worked with the FBI and the vendor, Fieldprint, to modify the gender options to “Female”, “Male”, and “Other”.

Councilmember Grosso believes all D.C. residents and employees should be treated with dignity and respect and appreciates the quick remediation of the issue on the part of DCHR.

Below, you will find the letter from DCHR.  The original letter from Councilmember Grosso to the city administrator can be found here.