If you believe an employer doing business with the Federal government has discriminated against you in employment, or in applying for employment because of your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or for asking about, discussing, or disclosing your compensation or that of others, you (or a representative) may submit a pre-complaint inquiry below.
You can also submit a pre-complaint inquiry if you believe an employer doing business with the Federal government retaliated or otherwise took negative employment action against you because you filed a complaint, opposed acts or practices made unlawful by the laws enforced by OFCCP, or assisted or participated in a compliance evaluation or complaint investigation, or if you think a company doing business with the Federal Government violates other OFCCP contractor obligations.
When you submit a pre-complaint inquiry, OFCCP can provide information about your workplace rights and protections and help you determine if we are the right federal agency to handle the matter.
OFCCP will not notify the employer you submitted a pre-complaint inquiry. Submitting an inquiry form to OFCCP does not constitute filing a complaint.
Submitting a pre-complaint inquiry form to OFCCP does not extend the period for filing a complaint.
You have a limited amount of time to file a complaint, unless the time for filing is extended for good cause shown:
|If you believe the action(s) taken by the employer were based on:||You must file your complaint within:|
|180 calendar days of the action(s) taken by the employer that you think was either discrimination or retaliation|
|300 calendar days of the action(s) taken by the employer that you think was either discrimination or retaliation|
If you have 60 calendar days or fewer in which to file a timely complaint, bypass the pre-complaint inquiry process and file a complaint using our Complaint Filing Page. Otherwise, proceed with the steps below.
SUBMITTING A PRE-COMPLAINT INQUIRY
Submit a pre-complaint inquiry online so OFCCP can review your concerns. If you have questions or need assistance, contact the OFCCP Help Desk at 1-800-397-6251.
Submitting the form online is the preferred method. If you cannot submit the form online or need to submit the form in another language, you may download the applicable form below and submit it to an OFCCP Regional Office by email, mail, or fax. Send the form to the OFCCP regional office that covers the state where the alleged discrimination occurred.
You may also file in person at an OFCCP District or Area office.
- English online form
- English PDF
- Arabic (العربية)
- Bengali (বাংলা)
- Chinese Simplified (简体中文)
- Chinese Traditional (繁體中文)
- Farsi (فارسی)
- French (Français)
- German (Deutsch)
- Haitian Creole (Kreyòl Ayisyen)
- Hindi (हिन्दी)
- Hmong (Hmoob)
- Japanese (日本語)
- Korean (한국어)
- Russian (Русский)
- Somali (Soomaali)
- Spanish (Español)
- Tagalog (Tagalog)
- Ukrainian (українська)
- Urdu (اردو)
- Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
OFCCP will review your pre-complaint inquiry and may contact you to learn more about your concerns.
OFCCP will provide information so you can determine if filing a complaint is the best course of action.