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It is against the law for this recipient of Federal financial assistance to discriminate on the following bases:
- Against any individual in the United State, 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 Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), 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 WIOA Title I financially assisted program or activity.
The recipient must not discriminiate 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 program or activity;
- or Making employment decisions in the administration of, or in connection with, such a program or activity.
If you think that you have been subjected to discriminiation under a WIOA Title I financially assisted program or activity, you may file a complaint within 180 days from the alleged violation with either:
Equal Opportunity Officer
South Central WDC
1205 Ahtanum Ridge Drive, Suite B
Union Gap, WA 98903
(509)574-1950, TTY relay 1-800-833-6388
The Director, Civil Rights Center (CRC)
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N4123
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 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 do not have to wait for the recipient to issue that Notice before filing a complaint with 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 filled 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 you CRC complaint within 30 days of the date on which you received the Notice of Final Action.