Frequently asked questions

Discrimination

Q: Who can file a discrimination complaint?

A: Service recipients, employees and affiliates (i.e., a vendor or a contractor) of the Department of Human Services can file a discrimination complaint.

Q: If I am a recipient of services, can I file a discrimination complaint at my county human services agency?

A: Yes, you can. Just contact your county human services agency directly.

Q: f I do not want to file a discrimination complaint with my county human services agency, are there other agencies that I can file a complaint?

A: You can contact the Equal Opportunity and Access Division, part of the Office for Equity, Performance and Development, for information about other important agencies where you can file discrimination complaints against a human services agency or see the client’s civil rights information.

Q: If I am neither a DHS employee or affiliate, nor a recipient of services funded by DHS where can I file a discrimination complaint?

A: You can file a discrimination complaint with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Q: Where can I get some general information about discrimination or harassment?

A: You can review the information from the Office for Equity, Performance and Development or contact the Equal Opportunity and Access Division at the following:

Equal Opportunity and Access Division
Office for Equity, Performance and Development
Minnesota Department of Human Services

P.O. Box 64997
St. Paul, MN 55164-0997
Voice: 651-431-3040
TTY: 866-786-3945

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