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The Civil Rights Center enforces various Federal statutes and regulations that (1) prohibit discrimination in DOL financially assisted and conducted programs and activities; (2) prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability by certain public entities and in DOL conducted activities; and, (3) prohibit discrimination within DOL itself.

The primary external activities of this agency include:

  • conducts equal opportunity compliance reviews of DOL grant recipients;
  • investigates discrimination complaints filed against DOL grant recipients as well as certain complaints alleging discrimination on the basis of disability by State and local governments; and,
  • provides equal opportunity compliance assistance and training to DOL grant recipients.

The primary internal activities of this agency include:

  • mediates and/or investigates discrimination complaints filed against DOL;
  • investigates complaints alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in DOL conducted programs and activities; and
  • provides compliance assistance and advice to DOL management on their responsiblities under applicable equal employment opportunity laws and regulations.