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External Civil Rights Program

External Civil Rights Compliance

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing has obligations under the following Federal Equal Opportunity (EO) laws to ensure equal opportunity to those who utilize BEP’s public facing programs:

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Executive Order 13166 prohibit exclusion from participation in, denial of benefits of and discrimination under Federally assisted programs on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, including Limited English Proficiency (LEP).

Executive Order 13166 reaffirms the requirement for federally assisted programs to ensure meaningful access to persons who are LEP and extends the requirement to federal conducted programs (i.e., programs conducted by the federal agency itself.)

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits exclusion from participation in, denial of benefits of and discrimination under Federally assisted programs on the grounds of disability.

Age Discrimination Act of 1975 prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance.

Executive Order 13160 prohibits discrimination in federally conducted education and training programs on the bases of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation and parental status.

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires federal agencies to ensure that individuals with disabilities have access to and use of information and data comparable to the access and use of the information by members of the public who are not individuals with disabilities.

 

Requesting an Accommodation:

If you need an accommodation, please contact BEP’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management (OEODM) by email at oeodm@bep.gov or by phone at (202) 874-3460.  For deaf and hard of hearing individuals, please use the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Telecommunications Relay Service program by dialing 711, then providing OEODM’s phone number:  (202) 874-3460.

 

Filing a Complaint:

Any person or authorized representative of a person, who believes that they have been subjected to unlawful discrimination may file a complaint.  A complaint must be filed within 180 days of the alleged discrimination, unless the time for filing is extended for good cause.

Complaints can be filed with the Department of the Treasury, Office of Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity (OCRE) directly by mail to 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20220, or by facsimile (fax) to (202) 622-0317.

Complaints can also be filed with the BEP’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management (OEODM) by email at oeodm@bep.gov or by phone at (202) 874-3460.  To file telephonically, deaf and hard of hearing individuals can use the Federal Communications Commission Telecommunications Relay Service program by dialing 711, then providing OEODM’s phone number:  (202) 874-3460.