Rafael McDonnell

The Dallas Central Appraisal District has added sexual orientation and gender identity to its nondiscrimination policy.

“I wrote them in late July asking that the language be added, and met with [DCAD Human Resources Manager] Kathy Buehner on Aug. 1,” Resource Center Dallas Communications and Advocacy Manager Rafael McDonnell said.

DCAD has 245 employees and appraises property for 61 governments in Dallas County. Its office is on Stemmons Freeway near Inwood Road.

The new employment policy reads:

The Dallas Central Appraisal District is committed to employing the most talented and capable people possible. The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages all qualified individuals to apply without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran’s status or disability. If any applicant or employee feels he or she has not been treated fairly in this regard, the applicant or employee should contact the Manager of Human Resources immediately.