Equal Opportunity

The Talent Investment Agency (TIA) administers a number of federal programs and services, including Unemployment Insurance, designed to assist individuals in seeking employment and to assist employers in acquiring talent.  Our service delivery system includes 16 local grant recipients, referred to as Michigan Works! Agencies (MWA’s), across the State of Michigan.  Each of our MWA’s has identified an Equal Opportunity (EO) Officer who works with the state-level EO Officer to ensure the TIA administers workforce programs in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with applicable federal and state laws governing non-discrimination as follows:

  • Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) which prohibits discrimination against all individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief, and against beneficiaries on the basis of either citizenship status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States or participation in any WIOA Title I financially assisted program or activity;
  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion or national origin;
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, which prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities;
  • Americans with Disability Act of 1990, as amended, which prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities;
  • The Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of age; and
  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IS THE LAW

TIA is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all federal and state nondiscrimination laws in the administration of its programs.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon further request to individuals with disabilities.

1. Equal Opportunity is the Law - Posters

2. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law – Posters & Supplemental Information

3. Michigan Law Prohibits Discrimination – Posters

If you think you have been subjected to discrimination by a local MWA or their subrecipient in the delivery of workforce programs or services, you may file a written complaint within 180 days from the date of the alleged violation with the EO Officer of the local MWA. 

If you think you have been subjected to discrimination by the state in the delivery of workforce programs or services, you may file a written complaint within 180 days from the date of the alleged violation with:

Mr. Matthew Shilling, Equal Opportunity Officer
Michigan Talent Investment Agency
Victor Office Center
201 N. Washington Square, 4th Floor
Lansing, MI  48913

Or

Ms. Naomi M. Barry Pèrez, Director
Civil Rights Center (CRC)
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-4123
Washington, DC 20210