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DET Civil Rights

WIOA Complaint Information

Under Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the State has established a complaint filing process to accept complaints by any person who believes that the following circumstances have occurred:

  • A person, or any specific class of individuals, has been or is being discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, transgender status, and gender identity), national origin (including limited English proficiency), age, disability, political affiliation or belief, citizenship status, or participation in any WIOA Title I-financially assisted program or activity in 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 or activity.
  • An individual has been or is being retaliated against because the individual has:
    • Filed a complaint alleging a violation of Section 188 of WIOA or 29 C.F.R. part 38;
    • Opposed a practice prohibited by the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions of WIOA or 29 C.F.R. part 38;
    • Furnished information to, or assisted or participated in any manner in, an investigation, review, hearing, or any other activity related to nondiscrimination provisions;
    • Otherwise exercised any rights and privileges under the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions of WIOA or 29 C.F.R. part 38.

Generally, a complaint must be filed within 180 days of the alleged discrimination or retaliation. The Department's Equal Opportunity Officer shall issue a Notice of Final Action within 90 days of the date on which the complaint is filed.

WIOA Complaint Information Form - DET-7627 (available in Chinese, English, Hmong and Spanish)


Equal Opportunity

Your Right to an Interpreter

This poster is intended to be used by funded entities to assist applicants/participants that are Limited English Proficient (LEP) to identify the foreign language they speak in order to make arrangements for an interpreter.

This poster is camera ready and can be downloaded and forwarded to a local area printer for reprinting.

Your Right to an Interpreter Poster - DETS-17448-P

Complaint Coordinator

Complaint Coordinator Poster - DETW-11481-P (R. 04/2022). Recommend printing on 8.5" x 11" size. This poster includes English, Spanish and Hmong.

Complaint Coordinator Poster - DETW-11481-P (R. 07/2022). Recommend printing on 11" x 17" size. This poster includes Simplified Chinese along with English, Spanish and Hmong.