Equal Opportunity

Equal Opportunity

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 (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 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


    or, electronically as directed on the CRC Web site at www.dol.gov/crc.

Equal Opportunity Officers

State-Level EO Officer – Teresa Eckstein
Phone: 855-836-5598, Washington Relay Service: 711
Email: teresa.eckstein@esd.wa.gov
Address: Employment Security Department, PO Box 9046, Olympia, WA, 98507-9046

Local EO Officer – Dawn Karber
Phone: 509-960-6260, Washington Relay Service: 711
Email: dkarber@spokaneworkforce.org
Address: 140 S. Arthur Street, Suite 300A, Spokane, WA, 99202

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The services available through the WorkSource System are subject to Federal Equal Opportunity Law. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or political affiliation or belief.

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