Executive Order #50
A commitment to Equity Diversity & Inclusion issued by County Executive Steuart Pittman
Workforce Diversity Statistics
View an interactive dashboard depicting the diversity within the county workforce.
Human Relations Commission
The commission works to promote the fair and equal treatment of all county residents and to counteract racism, discrimination, intolerance and hate/bias incidents.
Anne Arundel County government prohibits discrimination against employees, and applicants for employment, on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or family status, genetic information, veteran’s status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state employment laws. (Policy K-01).
In accordance with the County’s Employee Relations Manual, employees, or applicants for employment, who have concerns about workplace discrimination or harassment should report their concerns to the Asha Smith, Director, Office of Equity and Human Rights.
- Policy K-01
- Policy K-03
- Maryland Commission on Civil Rights
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Residents and other parties who feel that they have been subjected to any of the following treatment because of their protected characteristics, should report their concerns to Asha Smith, Director, Office of Equity and Human Rights:
- excluded from participation in County programs and activities
- denied the benefits of County programs and activities, or
- subjected to discrimination under any program or activity
The Anne Arundel County Code prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship, color, creed, disability, familial status, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, occupation, race, religions, sex, sexual orientation, or source of income in such a way that the person is adversely affected in the area of housing.
The law authorizes the County's Human Relations Commission to receive and address fair housing complaints, in accordance with procedures outlined in Article 3, Title 5A. Asha Smith, Director, Office of Equity and Human Rights, serves as an ex-officio member of the Commission, and can be contacted with questions about fair housing.