External Agencies

Please consult these agencies’ websites to identify and comply with their requirements. Deadlines for filing complaints with these agencies may differ from deadlines at the University of Arizona. Note that this is not an exhaustive list of external agencies.

Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance from the Department of Education.

Department of Labor

The Department of Labor administers federal labor laws to guarantee workers' rights to fair, safe, and healthy working conditions, including minimum hourly wage and overtime pay, protection against employment discrimination, and unemployment insurance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal laws prohibiting job discrimination.

Equal Employment Opportunity Executive Order 11246

The Executive Order prohibits federal contractors and federally‐assisted construction contractors and subcontractors, who do over $10,000 in Government business in one year from discriminating in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

Federal Laws Prohibiting Job Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces all of these laws. EEOC also provides oversight and coordination of all federal equal employment opportunity regulations, practices, and policies.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Under federal civil rights law, all recipients of NASA financial assistance are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age.

NASA brochure: Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity in NASA Assisted Programs

There are a various resources that will aid in answering any and all questions concerning Diversity and Equal Opportunity, Policies and Directives, and other instances regarding Disabilities, Harassment, and Reasonable Accommodations.

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is part of the U.S. Department of Labor. OFCCP is responsible for ensuring that employers doing business with the Federal government comply with the laws and regulations requiring nondiscrimination.

U.S. Department of Justice, Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications and access to state and local government' programs and services.