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Nondiscrimination Policy

The United States District Court for the District of Kansas is firmly committed to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age (40 years and over),i or disability. In order to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals, employment considerations will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities.

The District of Kansas has adopted the Employment Dispute Resolution Plan (EDR Plan), which allows employees and applicants to seek redress for wrongful discrimination and harassment in the workplace. The EDR Plan, governs many aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.  The EDR Plan’s protections against discrimination are comparable to those provided to legislative branch employees under the Congressional Accountability Act.

Incidents of perceived discrimination in violation of the EDR Plan may be confidentially reported by court employees or applicants to one of the court’s EDR Coordinators listed below. A copy of the EDR Plan is posted on the court’s external website and under the “Human Resources” link on its internal website.

District EDR Coordinators

Valerie Allen
EDR Coordinator
Brian Howell
Alternate EDR Coordinator
Robin Anderson
Alternate EDR Coordinator
Jamie Haig
Alternate EDR Coordinator
Evelyn Chirinos
Alternate EDR Coordinator


Circuit Director of Workplace Relations

Jill Langley

National Office of Judicial Integrity, Judicial Integrity Officer