EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IS THE LAW

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, 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:

The local area Equal Opportunity Officer

List of local area EO Officers (link to document of EO officers)

The state Equal Opportunity Officer (see below)
or
The Director, Civil Rights Center (CRC) U.S. Department of Labor 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W. Room N-4123 Washington, DC 20210

If you file your complaint with the local area or state EO Officer (recipients), you must wait 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 (CRC).

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 for the recipient to issue that Notice before filing a complaint with the CRC. However, you must file your complaint within 30 days of the 90 day deadline (in other words, within 120 days after the date on which you filed your complaint with the recipient).

If the recipient does give you a written Notice of Final Action, 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.

Virginia Discrimination Complaint form- English(links to complaint forms)

Virginia Discrimination Complaint form- Spanish

CRC Discrimination Complaint Form- English

CRC Discrimination Complaint Form- Spanish

For information or to register a complaint, contact:

Vicki Tanner, MPA Virginia Community College System Workforce Development Services 101 North 14th Street, 17th Floor Richmond, VA 23219 vtanner@vccs.edu PH: 804-819-1682 FX: 804-819-1698

The Virginia Community College System is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.