Equal Opportunity is the Law

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Equal Opportunity is the Law Notice

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), as a recipient of federal financial assistance, must provide the following notice that it does not discriminate on any prohibited ground.

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
  • Making employment decisions in the administration of, or in connection with, such a program or activity

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What to Do If You Believe You Have Experienced Discrimination

If you think 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 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 Ave NW, Rm N-4123
    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 filed 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 your CRC complaint within 30 days of the date on which you received the Notice of Final Action.

If you wish to file a complaint, you may contact:

Boone Fields, TWC EO Officer
101 E 15th St, Rm 242T
Austin, TX 78778

Call: 512-463-2400
Fax: 512-463-2444
Relay Texas: 800-735-2989 (TDD) and 711 (Voice)

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Voluntary Disclosure for Specialized Services for People with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act and Texas Commission on Human Rights Act place limits on inquiries regarding whether or not an individual has a disability and to the nature and extent of such a disability. Despite said inquiry limitations, various federal and state programs are specifically tailored to grant benefits and services to individuals based on their disability status, both veteran and non-veteran. Should you wish to have your eligibility for such services considered, please inform a TWC representative regarding any relevant disability information. This information will only be considered in relation to program qualification determinations as described above.

Although any of TWC's staff can assist you, the agency has staff specifically trained to serve veterans and clients with disabilities should you wish to receive these specialized services.

Auxiliary Aids and Services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
Equal Opportunity Employer/ Program.
Deaf, hard-of-hearing or speech impaired customers may contact Relay Texas: 800-735-2989 (TDD) and 711 (Voice).

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Last Verified: December 11, 2014

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
Deaf, hard-of-hearing or speech-impaired customers may contact Relay Texas: 800-735-2989 (TTY) and 711 (Voice). Equal opportunity is the law.

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