It is against the law for the Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development, a 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, 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 department 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 (or the person whom the recipient has designated for this purpose); 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 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 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.

Accessibility and Auxiliary Aids

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Revised ADA Regulations Governing Implementation of Title II and Title III prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in State and Local government services. In accordance with the ADA, the Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development will take steps to ensure that appropriate auxiliary aids and services are made available when necessary and reasonable to afford an individual with a disability equal access to our services, programs, and activities. The Economic and Workforce Development will provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to request the auxiliary aids and services of their choice. The choice expressed by the customer shall be given primary consideration and, when not available within the agency, such auxiliary aids and services will be purchased from outside vendors.

What are some of the Key Features of the Economic and Workforce Development?

  • Universality: Everyone shall have access to the Economic and Workforce Development.
  • Customer Choice: You have a choice of service.
  • Outcomes: The Economic and Workforce Development will be held accountable based on your feedback.
  • Service Integration: The Economic and Workforce Development has developed partnerships with various local community organizations in order to provide an array of employment and training services.

Policy guidance for the Economic and Workforce Development is provided by the Workforce Investment Board.

Other Useful Equal Opportunity Links

For more information, contact Marcy Kasner, Workforce Development Manager at (970) 498-6659.