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Equal Employment Opportunity Information

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights (OEOCR) provides agency-wide leadership and advice on issues of equal employment opportunity and civil rights.  The Office works to maintain an agency workplace free from harassment and unlawful discrimination.  The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Civil Rights implements special emphasis programs, manages the EEO discrimination complaint program for applicants and employees, coordinates training pertaining to EEO laws and policies, and manages the reasonable accommodation program.  The Office provides advisory, advocacy and liaison services to CMS leadership concerning equality in employment related issues. 

CMS is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability (mental and/or physical), age, genetic information, and prior EEO activity.   

Arlene E. Austin, Director
Office of Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights (OEOCR)
North Building - Room N2-22-16
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850
Voice: 410-786-5110
Fax : 410-786-9549
TTY: 410-786-2456
E-Mail: Arlene.Austin@cms.hhs.gov

In this section you can find CMS':

  • How to File an EEO Claim
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement, 
  • Policy Statement on Workplace Harassment, Offensive and Inappropriate Conduct, and
  • Strategic Language Access Plan (LAP) Document
  • FY10 Language Access Assessment Outcome Resources:
        FY10 Language Access Assessment Outcome Report
        FY10 Language Access Assessment Outcome Questionnaire
        FY10 Language Access Assessment Outcome Questionnaire (Section 508 version)