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Filing an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Complaint

At HRSA, employees, former employees, or job applicants who believe they have been subjected to discrimination have a right to file an EEO complaint. Under federal laws enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to protect against discrimination, an individual may assert a basis, or reason, they wish to bring forward a complaint under one or multiple of the protected groups listed below:

  • Age
  • Disability (mental, physical, or sensory)
  • Equal pay or compensation
  • Genetic information (including family medical history)
  • National origin
  • Pregnancy
  • Race or color
  • Religion or belief
  • Retaliation
  • Sex (including gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, or sexual stereotyping)

EEO Complaint Process

The EEO Complaint Process consists of three different stages.

Other Protections Offered Against Discrimination

At HRSA, we commit to ensuring a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on:

  • Family or parental status
  • Marital (a civil union or domestic partnership status)
  • Past or present military service
  • Political affiliation

These protections extend to all personnel and employment programs, management practices, and decisions, including but not limited to:

  • Appraisal systems
  • Benefits
  • Merit promotions
  • Recruitment and hiring practices (including transfers and reassignments)
  • Training and career development programs
  • Separations

If you are alleging discrimination based on these bases, you may file a written complaint with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) at: 

U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC)
1730 M Street NW, Suite 218, Washington, DC 20036-4505

You may also visit the OSC website.

Contact Us

Health Resources and Services Administration
Office of Civil Rights, Diversity and Inclusion
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857

Phone: 301-443-5636
Fax: 301-443-7898
Email: OCRDI@hrsa.gov

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