Civil Rights Office

Notice to All Employees and Applicants

In accordance with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regulation, Title 29, Code of Federal Regulation (CFR), Part 1614, the following procedures apply:

Any employee or applicant for employment who believes that they have been discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age (40 or over), mental or physical handicap, or reprisal for having participated in protected EEO activity MUST contact an EEO Counselor and initiate informal counseling prior to filing a formal Complaint of Discrimination.

An aggrieved person MUST initiate contact with an EEO Counselor within 45 days of the date of the matter alleged to be discriminatory or, in the case of a personnel action, within 45 days of the effective date of the action.

Once informal counseling is initiated, the EEO Counselor has 30 days to conduct an informal inquiry into the matter and attempt to bring the parties to an amicable resolution, unless both parties agree to extend the counseling for a period of not more than 60 days.

For more information contact the Civil Rights Program Manager at (775) 861-6584.