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​​Office of Equal Opportunity Programs

 About the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs

The Office of Equal Opportunity Programs (OEOP) strives to ensure a non-discriminatory workplace for DHMH employees and job applicants as well as the non-discriminatory delivery of services, benefits, and activities provided by or funded by DHMH, per federal and state laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to equal opportunity compliance.

OEOP is comprised of the Fair Practices Officer (FPO), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Equal Access Compliance Unit (EACU).

Fair Practices​​​​

The Governor's Executive Order on Fair Employment Practices mandates the appointment of a Fair Practices Officer for the appropriate implementation of an Equal Employment Opportunity Program. The Fair Practices Officer oversees, reviews, evaluates, and makes recommendations on equal opportunity policies and practices within the workplace, whether it is discrimination based or practices that are alleged to be arbitrary and unfair. ​

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)​

EEO works to ensure a non-discriminatory workplace by addressing concerns and complaints regarding Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) from DHMH employees and job applicants. EEO investigates and responds to charges of discrimination in the workplace, provides assistance to employees as it relates to EEO, provides related training, works closely with external agencies and monitors employment transactions to ensure a fair and equitable workplace. For additional information, click the EEO link on this page. 

Equal Access Compliance Unit (EACU)​

EACU ensures that services, benefits, and activities offered and/or funded by DHMH are provided in a non-discriminatory manner. This includes the adequate provision of services to individuals who have Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and individuals with disabilities, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and its amendments. 

EACU accomplishes its purpose by conducting Compliance Reviews, Technical Assistance, Training and/or Investigations when non-compliance of regulations governing LEP or ADA matters have been alleged.  For additional information, click on the above link.

Office of Equal Opportunity Programs Staff

Keneithia J. Taylor, Director/Fair Practices Officer Office of Eq​ual Opportunity Programs​/Fair Practices​
Delinda Johnson, Manager Equal Access Compliance Unit
Tina Smith, EEO Compliance Officer Equal Access Compliance Unit

​Janelle Robinson, EEO Officer

Laura King, Management Associate

​Equal Opportunity Programs

Equal Opportunity Programs

External Resources:

Office of Governor


For Further Information

  • For questions or comments regarding this site, call 410-767-6600 
  • DHMH General Information:  410-767-6500 or 1-877-463-3464
  • MD Relay Number:  1-800-735-2258

 Keneithia J. Taylor, 
Director/Fair Practices Officer

201 W. Preston St., Room 514, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Office: 410-767-6600
Fax: 410-333-5337