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Office of Equal Employment Opportunity

The Department of Employment Services (DOES) does not discriminate against any individual on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, or belief. The Office of Equal Opportunity coordinates inclusive programming and policy which respects the diversity of DOES and the District of Columbia.

The Office of Equal Opportunity provides equal opportunity counseling to individuals who allege discrimination in the course of their employment.  Equal opportunity counseling is available to District Government employees, citizens of the District of Columbia, and individuals employed by private employers within the District of Columbia.  Private employers are not required to participate in the equal opportunity counseling process.  However, some private employers are able to resolve allegations of discrimination during equal opportunity counseling.

Equal opportunity counseling is also available to individuals who receive, or intend to receive, DOES services provided pursuant to Title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA).

Methods of Administration

The District of Columbia Methods of Administration (MOA) are enforced by the Department of Employment Services, Office of Equal Opportunity.  A complete copy of the MOA may be obtained by contacting the DOES Office of Equal Opportunity at (202) 671-5821.