Equal Opportunity


It is the policy of the State of West Virginia to afford equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and training regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, disability, citizenship, sex or age; and to assure compliance with Section 188(a) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, as set forth below.


Section l88(a)

  1. FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. — For the purpose of applying the prohibitions against discrimination on the basis of age under the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (42 U.S.C. 6101 et seq.), on the basis of disability under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794), on the basis of sex under title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq.), or on the basis of race, color, or national origin under title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.), programs and activities funded or otherwise financially assisted in whole or in part under this Act are considered to be programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance.
  1. PROHIBITION OF DISCRIMINATION REGARDING PARTICIPATION, BENEFITS, AND EMPLOYMENT. — No individual shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, subjected to discrimination under, or denied employment in the administration of or in connection with, any such program or activity because of race, color, religion, sex (except as otherwise permitted under title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972), national origin, age, disability, or political affiliation or belief.
  1. PROHIBITION ON ASSISTANCE FOR FACILITIES FOR SECTARIAN INSTRUCTION OR RELIGIOUS WORSHIP. — Participants shall not be employed under this title to carry out the construction, operation, or maintenance of any part of any facility that is used or to be used for sectarian instruction or as a place for religious worship (except with respect to the maintenance of a facility that is not primarily or inherently devoted to sectarian instruction or religious worship, in a case in which the organization operating the facility is part of a program or activity providing services to participants).
  1. PROHIBITION ON DISCRIMINATION ON BASIS OF PARTICIPANT STATUS. — No person may discriminate against an individual who is a participant in a program or activity that receives funds under this title, with respect to the terms and conditions affecting, or rights provided to, the individual, solely because of the status of the individual as a participant.
  1. PROHIBITION ON DISCRIMINATION AGAINST CERTAIN NONCITIZENS. — Participation in programs and activities or receiving funds under this title shall be available to citizens and nationals of the United States, lawfully admitted permanent resident aliens, refugees, asylees, and parolees, and other immigrants authorized by the Attorney General to work in the United States.

If you think you have been subjected to discrimination you may file a written complaint within 180 days with either:

Nicholas Allen, State WIOA EO Officer

Naomi M. Barry-Pérez, Director


Civil Rights Center (CRC)

1900 Kanawha Blvd., E.

U.S. Department of Labor

Building 3, 3rd Floor, Suite 300

200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Rm. N-4123

Charleston, WV 25305

Washington, DC 20210

(304) 558-1600

(202) 693-6502

WV Relay 7-1-1

TTY (202) 693-6515 or electronically at

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WorkForce West Virginia is an equal opportunity employer/program.
Auxiliary Aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.