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Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Employment Opportunity Unit

The goal of the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Division is to provide for a diverse, non-discriminatory environment of equal employment opportunity.

The Michigan Department of Corrections prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, religion, marital status, height, weight, partisan consideration, and genetic information.

The unit is charged with overseeing the Discriminatory Harassment complaint process, processing Reasonable Accommodation Requests, providing guidance on these topics, creating subject matter training, and creating policy on these subjects. 

Discriminatory Harassment 

1. There are trained Discriminatory Harassment counselors located in each prison and fieldwork location that can answer questions regarding the complaint process and receive and process a Discriminatory Harassment Complaint. 

2. Discriminatory Harassment training is required for all Department employees. 
3. Through training and enforcement of the Department's rules against discrimination and harassment, staff in the Department's EEO office work toward ensuring an environment free of discrimination and hostility.

Reasonable Accommodation Requests (Disability, Religious, and Pregnancy Accommodations)

The EEO Officer also serves as a Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator and oversees and processes all Reasonable Accommodation requests for employees. 

If you need further information or would like to file a complaint or submit a Disability Accommodation Request, please contact:
Toya Williams
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer
Phone: 517-335-3654


Additional links for MDOC employees:

Form to submit a Disability Accommodation Request
Form to submit a Discriminatory Harassment Complaint
Policy Directive 02.03.109 Discriminatory Harassment
Policy Directive 02.06.101 Employees and Job Applicants with Disabilities


Updated: 11/23/22