Equal Opportunity is the Law


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The Permian Basin Workforce Development Board/ Workforce Solutions Permian Basin, as a recipient of Federal
financial assistance, must provide the following notice that it does not discriminate on any prohibited ground:


It is against the law for this 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 (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related
medical conditions, sex stereotyping, transgender status, and gender identity), national origin (including limited English
proficiency), age, disability, or political affiliation or belief, or, against any beneficiary of, applicant to, or participant in
programs financially assisted under Title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), 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 WIOA 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 WIOA 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.
Recipients of federal financial assistance must take reasonable steps to ensure that communications with individuals
with disabilities are as effective as communications with others. This means that, upon request and at no cost to the
individual, recipients are required to provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services to qualified individuals with

What To Do If You Believe You Have Experienced Discrimination
If you think you have been subjected to discrimination under a WIOA Title I-federally 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 or
electronically as directed on the CRC website at www.dol.gov/crc.

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 may file a complaint with CRC before receiving that notice. 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 you 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 receive the Notice of Final Action.

If you wish to file a complaint, please ask for the Workforce Solutions Office manager, or you may contact:

Cherie Gallardo, Equal Opportunity Officer
Rosemarie Casas, Section 504 Coordinator                     

Mailing Address: PO Box 61947
Midland, TX 79711
Physical Address: 2911 LaForce Blvd.
Midland, TX 79706
Call: 432.563.5239
Fax: 432.561.8785
Relay Texas: 711 or 1.800.735.2989 (TTY/TDD)
1.800.735.2988 (Voice)



Laura Castillo, TWC EO Coordinator
101 E. 15th Street, Room556
Austin, Texas 78778
Phone: (737) 279-8965