Equal Opportunity Notice

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Equal Opportunity is the Law

It is Against the Law for This Recipient of Federal Financial Assistance to Discriminate on the Following Basis:

  • Against any individual in the United States, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief; and
  • Against any beneficiary of programs financially assisted under Title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), on the basis of the beneficiary’s citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, or his or her participation in any WIA Title I-financially assisted program or activity.

The Recipient Must Not Discriminate in Any of the Following Areas:

  • Deciding who will be admitted, or have access, to any WIA Title I-financially assisted program or activity;
  • Providing opportunities in, or treating any person with regard to, such a program or activity; or
  • Making employment decisions in the administration of, or in connection with, such a program or activity.

What to do if You Believe You Have Experienced Discrimination

If you think that you have been subjected to discrimination Under a WIA Title I-Financially Assisted Program or Activity, you may file a complaint within 180 days from the date of the alleged violation with either the recipient’s Equal Opportunity Officer (or the person whom the recipient has designated for this purpose); or The Director, Civil Rights Center (CRC), U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-4123, Washington, DC 20210.

  • If you file your complaint with the recipient, you must wait either until the recipient issues a written Notice of Final Action, or until 90 days have passed (whichever is sooner), before filing with the Civil Rights Center (see address below).
  • If the recipient does not give you a written Notice of Final Action within 90 days of the day on which you filed your complaint, you do not have to wait for the recipient to issue that Notice before filing a complaint with the CRC. However, you must file your CRC complaint within 30 days of the 90-day deadline (in other words, within 120 days after the day on which you filed your complaint with the recipient).
  • If the recipient does give you written Notice of Final Action on your complaint, but you are dissatisfied with the decision or resolution, you may file a complaint with the CRC. You must file your CRC complaint within 30 days of the date on which you received the Notice of Final Action.

For Information or to File a Complaint, Contact:

The Director, Civil Rights Center (CRC)
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue NW
Room N-4123
Washington, DC 20210

Equal Employment Opportunity Officer
Employment Development Department
800 Capitol Mall, MIC 49
P.O. Box 826880
Sacramento, California 94280-0001
Hotline 1-(866) 490-8879
California Relay Service 1-(800) 735-2929

Please use the Employment Development Department Discrimination Complaint Form, DE 8498, to submit your complaint.

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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