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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy


The Office of Budget and Management is fully committed to state and federal Equal Employment Opportunity laws, which guarantee a workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment.

That commitment, set forth in OBM's Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy, provides the following rights to all our employees and to applicants for employment here:

  • The right to freedom from discrimination in employment;
  • The right to equal opportunity in hiring, promotion, demotion, transfer, recruitment, discipline, layoff, rate of compensation, training and all other aspects of the employment process;
  • The right to file a complaint if you believe discrimination has occurred.




It is the policy of the Office of Budget and Management to maintain a working environment free from discrimination, discriminatory harassment, and retaliation. Further, it is the policy of the Office of Budget and Management to prohibit discrimination, discriminatory harassment, and retaliation of applicants and employees due to:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Religion
  • Sex/Gender
  • National Origin (ancestry)
  • Disability
  • Age (40 years of age or older)
  • Genetic Information
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Military Status
  • Gender Identity or Expression
  • Caregiver Status (status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent)

No state agency may make any employment-related decisions on the basis of the above-listed categories, including, but not limited to, hiring, layoff, termination, transfer, promotion, demotion, rate of compensation or eligibility for in-service training programs. Moreover, no state agency may retaliate against a complainant or a participant in a complaint.



File a complaint

You can file a complaint with OBM here:

  • OBM's Equal Opportunity Officer:
    Derek Talib
    30 E Broad Street, 35th Floor
    Columbus OH 43215-3457
  • The State of Ohio's Equal Opportunity Program Manager:
    Jennifer Adair
    Ohio Department of Administrative Services
    Equal Opportunity Division
  • OBM Employees may also file a complaint with
    Your supervisor,
    Any other OBM supervisor or manager,
    OBM's Human Resources Director or Deputy Director of Operations
  • OBM Employees can access the full Anti-Discrimination Policy and Anti-Harassment Policy at OBM@Work

How long do you have to file the complaint?

  • Within 30 days of the incident