The Panhandle Workforce Development Board, 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 (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, or, 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 the individual’s citizenship status or participation in any WIOA 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 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.
Recipients of federal financial assistance 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, recipients are 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:
- The recipient’s Equal Opportunity Officer (or the person whom the recipient has designated for this purpose);
- Director, Civil Rights Center (CRC), US Department of Labor 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-4123, Washington, DC 20210 or electronically as directed on the CRC website at www.dol.gov/crc
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 CRC (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 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 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, please ask the Workforce Solutions Panhandle staff, or you may contact the Equal Opportunity (EO) Officer:
Leslie Hardin, EO Officer
415 SW 8th Avenue
Amarillo, TX 79105
806-372-3381/ Fax 806-373-3268
Relay Texas: 711 or
Boone Fields, TWC EO Officer
101 E. 15th Street, Room 504
Austin, Texas 78778
(512) 463-2400 / Fax: (512) 463-7804
Relay Texas: 1-800-735-2989 (TDD)
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Equal Opportunity Employer / Program