Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #15 Relating to Inclusive Language in Administrative Rules

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2019 
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MADISON – Governor Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #15 relating to inclusive language in administrative rules.

Numerous sections of the Wisconsin Administrative Code contain provisions which use outdated and derogatory terms to refer to particular groups of people. This kind of outdated, derogatory terminology minimizes and devalues these groups.

The governor's executive order directs each state agency to review its administrative rules and replace any derogatory or offensive terminology with current, inclusive terminology.

View Executive Order #15 here.


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