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Karl A. Racine
Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia

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Personnel, Labor & Employment Division

The Personnel Labor and Employment Division is comprised of the following sections/units:

  • Personnel and Labor Relations Section
  • Hiring and Recruitment Program
  • Equal Employment and Diversity Program
  • Training and Professional Development
  • Summer Associate and Intern Program
  • Human Resources Section

Personnel and Labor Relations Section

This section defends agencies in personnel related matters such as suspensions, terminations for employee misconduct and reductions-in-force.  The defense of these actions is presented through evidentiary hearings before the Office of Employee Appeals and Police Adverse Action Panels and Fire Trial Boards.  The Section also represents agencies in disability compensation matters where claims for disability benefits have been denied or terminated before the Office of Hearings and Adjudication of the Department of Employment Services.  In addition, the Section defends discrimination claims filed before the Office of Human Rights and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Training and Professional Development Program

OAG is committed to providing training and professional development for all OAG employees in order to more effectively fulfill its mission, achieve excellence, improve knowledge, skills and abilities and efficiency, assist staff in meeting changing and emerging workforce demands, and provide upward mobility and growth.

Hiring and Recruitment Program

OAG is committed to hiring and retaining excellent diverse staff on a national level through on-campus interviews, interviews at job fairs and traditional acceptance of applications. 

Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity

OAG is committed to fairness and diversity in the workplace, embracing differences and recognizing that the respect and dignity with which we treat each other is critical to the success of the OAG's mission. The EEO Program ensures no person retaliates against, harasses, or coerces any other person because that person has filed, opposes or participates in a complaint of discrimination.  The Diversity Program celebrates differences by promoting understanding and respect of physical, cultural, and social differences among individuals.

Summer Associate and Internship Program

OAG’s Summer Associate and Internship Program provide law, college and graduate students with meaningful substantive work in areas of law which excite them as they consider whether to attend law school.  We also provide students with transferable skills to pursue other passions if they are not interested in attending law school.  Interns provide the office with a valuable service while gaining a thorough understanding of how OAG works through substantive assignments, as well as, visits to many judicial forums.