Code of the District of Columbia

§ 1–604.02a. Pathway to government employment partnership program.

The Department of Human Resources shall develop partnerships with schools and organizations, including District of Columbia Public Schools high schools and public charter high schools, adult education schools, and nonprofit organizations that prepare District residents for District high school diplomas or high school equivalency credentials, to foster employment applications from and the hiring of resident District graduates into District government employment. These partnerships may include:

(1) Establishing a human resources recruiting unit or dedicating personnel to recruit current and future resident District graduates to internships, apprenticeships, and full-time employment in the District government;

(2) A system for students to learn about and apply for District government apprenticeships and employment;

(3) Paid internships in District government agencies;

(4) Mentoring by District government employees;

(5) Career exposure to a variety of District government jobs; and

(6) Information on entry-level jobs, including how to prepare to be a qualified applicant and how to meet the suitability requirements outlined in Chapter 4 of Title 6-B of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (6-B DCMR § 400 et seq.).