Federal Financial Assistance and Civil Rights
It's the Bureau of the Fiscal Service's policy that programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance from the Bureau shall not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age.
To prevent recipients from using Federal funds to support discriminatory practices, Congress authorized and directed Federal agencies to implement and enforce Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 USC § 2000d, et seq.; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29 USC § 794; Age Discrimination Act of 1975, 42 USC § 6101, et seq.; and, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act, 20 USC § 1681, et seq.
These laws prohibit a broad range of discriminatory activities, including:
- denial of services
- differences in the quality, quantity, or manner of service
- different standards for participation
- discrimination in any activity conducted in a facility built or renovated with Federal funds and
- discriminatory employment practices, if the primary purpose of the program is to provide employment or if the employment practice causes discrimination with respect to potential or actual beneficiaries.
Additionally, the federal government is held to the principles of nondiscrimination in its Federally conducted programs as they apply to federally assisted programs or activities, under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Executive Orders below:
- Executive Order 13160
- Prohibits discrimination on basis of race, sex, color national origin, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, and status as a parent in Treasury conducted education and training programs.
- Executive Order 13166
- "Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency"
Information for Beneficiaries of the Fiscal Service's Assisted Programs
Your Civil Rights Are Protected
Nondiscrimination provisions apply to all programs and activities of recipients and sub-recipients of federal financial assistance. In programs that receive financial assistance from the Bureau of the Fiscal Service, discrimination is prohibited on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or limited English proficiency. Reprisal actions against individuals for their prior civil rights activity are prohibited.
Additionally, in Bureau programs and activities, discrimination is prohibited on the bases of disability, and limited English proficiency.
Filing a Discrimination Complaint
How do I file a discrimination complaint with the Bureau of the Fiscal Service?
To file a program discrimination complaint, write a complaint letter to: Manager, Equal Employment Opportunity Office, 200 3rd Street Room 301, Parkersburg, WV 26106.
How long do I have to file a program discrimination complaint with the Department of the Treasury?
The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity has authority to investigate actions that took place no more than 180 days prior to the filing of your complaint, unless a waiver of this filing is requested and granted.