Civil Rights Office

The Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the bases of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation and reprisal. Any person who believes (s)he has been discriminated against should contact an EEO Counselor within 45 calendar days of the alleged incident before filing a formal complaint.

EEO Complaint Process - What It Is...

The EEO Complaint Process is designed for use solely by government employees and federal job applicants who believe they have experienced discrimination due to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, handicapping condition or reprisal. The law prohibits discrimination against anyone for any of these reasons. To eliminate discrimination from the workplace the federal government established a system and confidential method for use government wide to review complaints of discrimination. Such reviews are conducted only when a complaint has been filed officially.