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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

Anyone may file a complaint with the Civil Rights Center (CRC) who believes that discriminatory actions have been:
 

  • Taken by any of the following:

    • Any agency, organization, or business that receives any of the following types of Federal financial assistance. These agencies, organizations, and businesses are known as recipients.

      • Financial assistance under Title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and its predecessor, Title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA). Examples include:

        • WIOA/WIA programs for adults, youth, and dislocated workers

        • Federal employment and training programs for Native Americans and migrant and seasonal farm workers

      • Financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). These include grantees under grant programs administered by such DOL agencies as:

        • the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

        • the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

        • the Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS)

        • Any other DOL grantmaking agencies

    • An American Job Center partner listed in WIOA Section 121(b)/WIA Section 121(b) that offers programs or activities through the American Job Center system. Examples of programs that American Job Center partners must offer through the system include:

      • State employment services programs

      • Unemployment Insurance

      • the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) for older workers

    • A State or local government or other public entity (for disability-related matters only)

  • Or taken in a program or activity conducted by DOL, such as the Job Corps program.

WIOA GUIDELINES

It is against the law for this recipient of Federal financial assistance to discriminate on the following bases: against any individual in the United States, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, sex stereotyping, transgender status, and gender identity), national origin (including limited English proficiency), age, disability, or political affiliation or belief, or, against any
beneficiary of, applicant to, or participant in programs financially assisted under Title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, on the basis of the individual’s citizenship status or participation in any WIOA 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 WIOA 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.

 

Recipients of federal financial assistance must take reasonable steps to ensure that communications with individuals with disabilities are as effective as communications with others. This means that, upon request and at no cost to the individual, recipients are required to provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services to qualified individuals with disabilities.


WHAT TO DO IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED DISCRIMINATION
If you think that you have been subjected to discrimination under a WIOA Title I financially assisted program or activity, you may file a complaint within 180 days from the date of the alleged violation with any of the following:

LOCAL LEVEL

state level

Beth Norris

Equal Opportunity Officer

 

WOW

American Job Centers

327 E Broadway

Waukesha, WI 53186

T: 262.695.7800
F: 262.695.7890 

E: bnorris@wctc.edu

 

TTY access via WI Relay 7-1-1
 

Susana Vázquez García

Equal Opportunity Officer

Dept. of Workforce Development
201 East Washington Avenue, RM E100

P.O. Box 7972

Madison, WI 53707-7972
 

T: 608.405.4067

F: 608.261.8506 

E: DETEOContact@dwd.wisconsin.gov


TTY access via WI Relay 7-1-1

Federal level

Civil Rights Center

ATTENTION: Office of External Enforcement
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave NW
Room N-4123
Washington, DC 20210


T: 202.693.6500

F: 202.693.6505

E: CRCExternalComplaints@dol.gov

 

TTY/TRS: 1.800.877.8339

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 above).
 

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 may file a complaint with CRC before receiving that Notice. 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 a written Notice of Final Action on your complaint, but you are dissatisfied with the decision or resolution, you may file a complaint with CRC. You must file your CRC complaint within 30 days of the date on which you received the Notice of Final Action.
 

 

Equal Opportunity Posters 

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