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Executive Order #106

Governor Christine Todd Whitman

WHEREAS, the State of New Jersey is committed to providing every employee with a workplace free from unlawful discrimination and harassment; and

WHEREAS, the State of New Jersey continues to recognize that unlawful discrimination and harassment undermine the integrity of the employment relationship, compromise equal employment opportunity, debilitate morale and interfere with work productivity; and

WHEREAS, the State has an ongoing interest in maintaining a policy prohibiting unlawful discrimination and harassment, encouraging the filing of complaints alleging discrimination, discrimination or hostile work environments in the workplace, and providing appropriate guidance to its employees regarding prohibited activities, employee and supervisor responsibilities, complaint procedures, and related issues of confidentiality, retaliation, discipline and training; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Personnel has submitted a new State policy which prohibits discrimination, harassment or hostile environments in the workplace, and model procedures for filing internal complaints alleging discrimination, harassment, or hostile environments in the workplace;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the Statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:

1. The New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment or Hostile Environments in the Workplace, and Model Procedures for Internal Complaints Alleging Discrimination, Harassment or Hostile Environments in the Workplace, submitted to me by Department of Personnel Commissioner Janice Mitchell Mintz, is hereby authorized and effective throughout the State.

2. This Executive Order supercedes any and all executive orders and policies inconsistent with the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment or Hostile Environments in the Workplace, and Model Procedures for Internal Complaints Alleging Discrimination, Harassment or Hostile Environments in the Workplace. All State departments, commissions, State colleges, and authorities shall ensure that their practices are in conformance with this mandate.

3. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal,
this 17th day of December in the
Year of Our Lord, One Thousand
Nine Hundred and Ninety-Nine, and
of the Independence of the United
States, the Two Hundred and Twenty Fourth.

/s/ Christine Todd Whitman
Governor

Attest: Richard S. Mroz
Chief Counsel to the Governor

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