Submitted by Bekki Leonard on Thu, 04/26/2018 - 10:02am

Equal Opportunity Is The Law

It is against the law for the Anne Arundel County Career Center or its Partner agencies, as recipients 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 (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, sex stereotyping, transgender status, and gender identity);
  • National origin (including limited English proficiency);
  • Age;
  • Disability; or
  • Political affiliation or belief

Against any beneficiary of, applicant to, or participant in programs financially assisted under Title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, on the basis of:

  • Citizenship status or
  • Participation in any WIOA Title I financially assisted program or activity

The Anne Arundel County Career Center and its Partners 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 or activity.

As a recipient of federal financial assistance, the Career Center must take reasonable steps to ensure that communications with individuals with disabilities are as effective as communications with others.  This means that, upon request and at no cost to the individual, the Career Center is required to provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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:

Milena Kornyl Director, Civil Rights Center (CRC)
Director, Labor Market Research, Performance, and Compliance U.S. Department of Labor
613 Global Way 200 COnstitution Avenue, NW, ROom N-4123
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090 Washington, DC 20210
410-760-3901 or electronically as directed on the CRC Website at:
mkornyl@aawdc.org www.dol.gov/crc

If you file your complaint with the Career Center, you must wait either until the Career Center issues a written Notice of Final Action, or until 90 days have passed (whichever is sooner), before filing the Civil Rights Center (see address above).

If the Career Center does not give you a written Notice of Final Action within 90 days of the day on which you filed your complaint, you may file a complaint with CRC before receiving that Notice.  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 Career Center).

If the Anne Arundel County Career Center 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.

How the Anne Arundel County Career Center Handles All Other Complaints

If you have questions or concerns about the services that you have received through the Anne Arundel County Career Centers, you may file a complaint within 60 days of the incident or occurrence with:

Jason Papanikolas
Policy and Compliance Analyst
613 Global Way
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090      
410-424-3275
jpapanikolas@aawdc.org
You will receive a response within 30 days of submitting your complaint.