It is against the law for this recipient of Federal financial assistance to discriminate on the following
against any individual in the United States, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex*, national origin,
age, disability, political affiliation or belief; and against any beneficiary of programs financially assisted under
Title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), on the basis of the beneficiary's citizenship/status as a
lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, or his or her participation in any WIA 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 WIA 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.
What To Do If You Believe You Have Experienced Discrimination
If you think that you have been subjected to discrimination under a WIA 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 (refer to contact information below); or the Director, Civil Rights
Center (CRC), U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-4123, Washington, DC 20210.
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 Civil Rights Center (see
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 do not have to wait for the recipient to issue that Notice before filing a complaint with CRC.
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.
For additional information, or to file a complaint, contact:
Jose J. Soto, JD
Vice President for Access/Equity/Diversity
Southeast Community College Area
301 South 68th Street Place
Lincoln, NE 68510
*The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights enforces Title IX's prohibition on discrimination on the basis of sex to also include discrimination based on gender identity.