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The Workforce Development Agency (WDA) administers a number of federal programs and services designed to assist individuals in seeking employment and to help employers acquire talent. Our service delivery system includes local grant recipient agencies, referred to as Michigan Works! Agencies, across the State of Michigan. Each of our Michigan Works! Agencies employs an Equal Opportunity (EO) Officer. The WDA's State EO Officer along with the statewide network of local EO Officers work together to ensure the WDA 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 Investment Act of 1988 (WIA) which prohibits discrimination against all individuals in the United States on the basis 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 WIA 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 and national origin;
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1975, 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 in educational programs.


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

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

  1. The EO Officer of the local Michigan Works! Agency or the State EO Officer, Mr. Gary Clark. Generally, complaints are filed with and addressed initially by the local EO officer in accordance with State Policy. Refer to the local EO Officer Directory for contact information.

  2. The Director, Civil Rights Center (CRC) , U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW. Room N-4123, Washington, DC 20210.