By: WCTV Eyewitness News
January 8, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Hours after being sworn into office, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued two executive orders regarding ethics, diversity in government and preventing sexual harassment in the workplace.
The executive orders are, per the Governor's Office:
Executive Order 1910 reaffirms the policy of non-discrimination in government employment established in Executive Order 99-281 and Executive Order 11-04. It is the policy of the DeSantis Administration to prohibit discrimination in employment based on age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, or disability and to ensure equal opportunity for all individuals currently employed and/or seeking employment in the DeSantis Administration. Executive Order 1910 also reaffirms the policy of non-discrimination in government contracting established in Executive Order 99-281 and Executive Order 11-04. To see Executive Order 19-10, click HERE.
Executive Order 19-11 directs the immediate adoption and implementation of a revised Code of Ethics applicable to the Executive Office of the Governor, as well as all agency heads, deputy agency heads and chiefs of staff at executive branch agencies serving at the pleasure of the Governor. The Executive Order re-establishes the Governor’s Office of Open Government previously established by Executive Orders 07-01 and Executive Order 11-03 and affirms the DeSantis’ Administration commitment to Florida’s Sunshine and Public Records Laws. Executive Order 19-11 also re-adopts Executive Order 17-319 Preventing Sexual Harassment in State Agencies. It directs all state agencies headed by an official serving at the pleasure of the Governor to review its policies and procedures regarding sexual harassment and misconduct. To see Executive Order 19-11, click HERE.