Equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in programs and services
We are an equal-opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to persons with disabilities.
"It is against the law for this recipient of Federal financial assistance to discriminate on the following basis:
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 Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (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 WOIA Title I-financially assisted program or activity. Recipients, as program providers, 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 activity. 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 (PDF, 207 KB)
The Director, Civil Rights Center (CRC)
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue NW Room 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."
Equal opportunity and nondiscrimination complaint process
If you have questions regarding discrimination complaint matters in which WorkSource Washington or the Employment Security Department are a party, you may contact your local equal-opportunity officer (PDF 207 KB).
If you wish to file or inquire about filing a discrimination complaint in which WorkSource Washington or the Employment Security Department have not been a party, please contact:
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The Washington State Human Rights Commission
- The WorkSource Washington Discrimination-Complaint Processing Policy (PDF 358 KB)
Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Policy #3450
This document explains the discrimination complaint process for discrimination complaints filed regarding WorkSource Washington WIA service delivery (examples of these programs are: Adult Program; In-School and Out-of-School Youth Programs; Dislocated Worker Program; etc.) Complaint forms in English and Spanish are included.
- The Employment Security Department Discrimination-Complaint Processing Policy (PDF 101 KB)
ESD Policy #0013
This document explains the discrimination complaint process for discrimination complaints filed regarding the Employment Security Department and its program delivery (Examples of these programs are: Job Seeker Program; Unemployment Insurance services, including Commissioner Approved Training; WorkFirst Program; Corrections Clearing House; Trade Act Program; etc.). Complaint forms in English and Spanish are included.
Equal-opportunity poster - English (PDF) | Equal-opportunity poster - Spanish (PDF) | Methods of administration (PDF) | National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) Guide to Conducting Equal-Opportunity Monitoring (Word)