Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 05-23
Complying with Nondiscrimination Requirements: Discrimination Based on Actual or Perceived Religion, Shared Ancestry, or Ethnic Characteristics are Prohibited Forms of Discrimination in the Workforce Development System
The purpose of this Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) is to provide information to the public workforce system and other entities that receive federal financial assistance under Title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), as well as education and training programs or activities receiving Department of Labor (DOL) financial assistance, regarding the prohibition on discrimination based on actual or perceived religion, shared ancestry, or ethnic characteristics.
AMERICAN JOB CENTERS
STATE WORKFORCE AGENCIES
STATE WORKFORCE ADMINISTRATORS
STATE WORKFORCE LIAISONS
STATE AND LOCAL WORKFORCE BOARD CHAIRS AND DIRECTORS
STATE AND LOCAL EQUAL OPPORTUNITY OFFICERS
STATE LABOR COMMISSIONERS
WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT SECTION 166 INDIAN AND NATIVE AMERICAN GRANTEES
WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT SECTION 167 MIGRANT AND SEASONAL FARMWORKER JOBS PROGRAM GRANTEES
SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICE EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM GRANTEES
JOB CORPS CONTRACTORS
RECIPIENTS OF DEPARTMENT OF LABOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
SUB-RECIPIENTS OF DEPARTMENT OF LABOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
Employment and Training Administration
Civil Rights Center
Inquiries about civil rights issues in the public workforce system should be addressed to CRC, by phone at 202-693-6502 (voice) or by e-mail at CivilRightsCenter@dol.gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech-related impairment may dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services.
Complaints alleging discrimination by entities in the system may be filed with CRC by postal mail, e-mail, or fax, addressed to Director, Civil Rights Center, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N4123, Washington, DC 20210, CRCExternalComplaints@dol.gov, 202-693-6505 (fax). Further information about the discrimination complaint process is available on CRC’s website at http://www.dol.gov/oasam/programs/crc/external-enforc-complaints.htm.