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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Fair Employment Practices Agencies (FEPAs)
and Dual Filing

Note: this article has been revised on 8/22/2016, adding Contact information for Fair Employment Practice Agencies in the USA

The information below was retrieved form the EEOC web site. It is intended to explain the relationship between the Federal Agency (EEOC) and the State Agency (BOLI, DFEH, etc.) of each state in regards to filing discrimination complaints against an employer.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission



Fair Employment Practices Agencies (FEPAs) and Dual Filing

Many states, counties, cities, and towns have their own laws prohibiting discrimination, as well as agencies responsible for enforcing those laws. We call these state and local agencies "Fair Employment Practices Agencies" (FEPAs). Usually the laws enforced by these agencies are similar to those enforced by EEOC. In some cases, these agencies enforce laws that offer greater protection to workers, such as protection from discrimination because you are married or unmarried, have children or because of your sexual orientation. There also may be different deadlines for filing a charge, different standards for determining whether you are protected by these laws, and different types of relief available to victims of discrimination.

Who to File a Charge With

You can file your charge with either the EEOC or with a Fair Employment Practices Agency.  When an individual initially files with a FEPA that has a worksharing agreement with the EEOC, and the allegation is covered by a law enforced by the EEOC, the FEPA will dual file the charge with EEOC (meaning EEOC will receive a copy of the charge), but will usually retain the charge for processing.  If the charge is initially filed with EEOC and the charge is also covered by state or local law, EEOC dual files the charge with the state or local FEPA (meaning the FEPA will receive a copy of the charge), but ordinarily retains the charge for processing.
To determine if there is a FEPA in your area, please see the information for your nearest EEOC field office, which lists the FEPAs in its jurisdictional area.

Reviewing FEPA Decisions

If a FEPA has a contract with EEOC, a Charging Party may request that the EEOC review the determination of the FEPA. EEOC does not review decisions by non-contract FEPAs. The EEOC will conduct a review only if the request is submitted in writing within fifteen (15) days of receipt of the FEPA’s determination. If we receive your request for a review after the 15 day time frame, it will be considered untimely and the EEOC may not conduct a review. The request should also include the reason why the Charging Party is requesting the review (e.g. relevant witnesses not contacted, evidence not considered, or presence of new evidence).

The following information was retrieved from public sources:
Contact information for Fair Employment Practice Agencies in the USA

ALABAMA FEPA

Alabama Department of Human Resources
Office of Equal Employment & Civil Rights
334-242-1550
www.dhr.state.al.us/eeo

ALASKA FEPA

Alaska State Commission on Human Rights
800A Suite 204
Anchorage, AK 99501-3669
907-276-4692
www.gov.state.ak.us/aschr/aschr.htm

ARIZONA FEPA

Arizona State Attorney General
Civil Rights Division
402 W Congress South Bldg. #215
Tucson, AZ 85701
520-628-6500
www.attorney-general.state.az.us/civil_rights/

ARKANSAS FEPA

No FEPA state agency listed

CALIFORNIA FEPA

Department of Justice, Civil Rights Enforcement Section
Public Inquiry Unit
P.O. Box 944255
Sacramento, CA 94244-2550
(916) 322-3360
caag.state.ca.us/civilrights/

California Dept. of Fair Employment and Housing
2014 T St. Suite 210
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-227-2878
www.dfeh.ca.gov/

COLORADO FEPA

Colorado Civil Rights Division
1560 Broadway Suite 1050
Denver, CO 80202
303-894-2997
800-262-4845 in state
www.dora.state.co.us/civil-rights

CONNECTICUT FEPA

Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities
21 Grand St.
Hartford, CT 06106
860-541-3400
800-477-5737
www.state.ct.us/chro

DELAWARE FEPA

Delaware Human Relations Division
820 French St. 4th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-577-5050
www.state.de.us/sos/human.htm

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FEPA

District of Columbia, Office of Human Rights
441 4th St. NW Suite 970N
Washington, DC 20001
phone:202-727-3900
fax: 202-724-3786
ohr.dc.gov/

FLORIDA FEPA

Florida Commission on Human Relations
Building F Suite 240
325 John Knox Rd.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-4149
850-488-7082
800-342-8170
fchr.state.fl.us/

GEORGIA FEPA

Georgia Human Relations Commission
225 Peachtree St. NE Suite 207
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-656-6046
www.ganet.org/ghrc

HAWAII FEPA

Hawaii Civil Rights Commission
830 Punchbowl St. Room 411
Honolulu, HI 96813
808-586-8636
www.state.hi.us/hcrc

IDAHO FEPA

Idaho Human Rights Commission
1109 Main St. 4th Floor
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720
208-334-2873
www.state.id.us/ihrc

ILLINOIS FEPA

Illinois Dept. of Human Rights
100 W Randolph St. Suite 10-100
Chicago, IL 60601
312-814-6200
800-662-3942
www.state.il.us/dhr

INDIANA FEPA

Indiana Civil Rights Commission
100 N Senate Ave. Room N103
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-232-2600
800-628-2909
www.state.in.us/icrc

IOWA FEPA

Iowa Civil Rights Commission
211 E Maple St.
Grimes State Office Bldg.
Des Moines, IA 50309-1858
515-281-4121
800-457-4416
www.state.ia.us/government/crc

KANSAS FEPA

Kansas Human Rights Commission
900 SW Jackson St. Suite 851-S
Topeka, KS 66612-1258
785-296-3206
www.ink.org/public/khrc

KENTUCKY FEPA

Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Contract Compliance
Capitol Annex, Room 370
Frankfort, KY 40601
Telephone: (502) 564-2874
Facsimile: (502) 564-1055
www.state.ky.us/agencies/finance/descript/eeoc.htm

LOUISIANA FEPA

Louisiana Commission on Human Rights
1001 N. 23rd St., Suite 262
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
Phone: (225) 342-6969
Fax: (225) 342-2063
TDD: 1-888-248-0859
www.gov.state.la.us/depts/lchr.htm

MAINE FEPA

Maine Human Rights Commission
51 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0051
207-624-6050
www.state.me.us/mhrc/

MARYLAND FEPA

Maryland Human Rights Commission
6 St. Paul St. 9th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202-1631
410-767-8600
800-637-6247 in state
www.mchr.state.md.us

MASSACHUSETTS FEPA

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
1 Ashburton Pl., Room 601
Boston, MA 02108-1518
617-727-3990
www.state.ma.us/mcad/

MICHIGAN FEPA

Michigan Department of Civil Rights
Victor Bldg. Suite 700
201 N Washington Square
517-335-3165
www.mdcr.state.mi.us/mdcr/

MISSISSIPPI FEPA

No FEPA state agency listed

MISSOURI FEPA

Missouri Commission Human Rights
Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
P.O. Box 1129
3315 W Truman Blvd.
Jefferson City, MO 65102-3325
573-751-3325
www.dolir.state.mo.us/hr

MONTANA FEPA

Dept. of Labor and Industry, Human Rights Commission
P.O. Box 1728
Helena, MT 59620
406/444-4344
800-542-0807 in state
dli.state.mt.us/decisions/hrcdec.htm

NEBRASKA FEPA

Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94934
Lincoln, NE 68509
402-471-2024
800-642-6112
www.nol.org/home/NEOC/

NEVADA FEPA

Dept. of Employment Training and Rehabilitation
Nevada Equal Rights Commission
1515 E. Tropicana Ave. Suite 590
Las Vegas, NV 89119-6522
702-486-7161
detr.state.nv.us

NEW HAMPSHIRE FEPA

New Hampshire Human Rights Commission
2 Chenell Dr.
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-2767
www.state.nh.us/hrc

NEW JERSEY FEPA

New Jersey Dept. of Law and Public Safety
Division on Civil Rights
140 E Front St.
P.O. Box 090
Trenton, NJ 08625-0090
609-292-4605
www.state.nj.us/lps/dcr

NEW MEXICO FEPA

New Mexico Human Rights Division
Dept. of Labor
1596 Pacheco St.
Santa Fe, NM 87502
505-827-6838
800-566-9471
www3.state.nm.us/dol

NEW YORK FEPA

New York State Division of Human Rights
55 W 125th St.
New York, NY 10027
212-961-8400
www.nysdhr.com

NORTH CAROLINA FEPA

North Carolina Human Relations Commission
217 W Jones St. 4th Floor
Raleigh, NC 27603
919-733-7996
www.doa.state.nc.us/hrc/homepage.htm

NORTH DAKOTA FEPA

North Dakota Dept. of Labor, Division of Human Rights
State Capital
600 East Blvd.
Bismarck, ND 58505
701-328-2660
800-582-8032
www.state.nd.us/labor/Division of Human Rights.htm

OHIO FEPA

Ohio Civil Rights Commission
111 E Broad St. Suite 301
Columbus, OH 43205
614-466-5928
www.state.oh.us/crc

OKLAHOMA FEPA

Oklahoma Civil Rights Commission
2101 N Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
405-521-2360
www.onenet.net/~ohrc2

OREGON FEPA

Oregon Civil Rights Division
Bureau of Labor and Industry
800 NE Oregon St. #32 Suite 1070
Portland, OR 97232
503-731-4075
www.boli.state.or.us/civil

PENNSYLVANIA FEPA

Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
301 Chestnut Street, Suite 300
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Voice: (717) 787-4410
Telephone: (717) 783-9308 or (717) 787-4087
www.phrc.state.pa.us/

RHODE ISLAND FEPA

Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights
10 Abbott Park Pl.
Providence, RI 02903-3768
401-222-2661
www.state.ri.us/manual/data/queres/stdept_.idc?id=16

SOUTH CAROLINA FEPA

South Carolina Human Affairs Commission
P.O. Box 4490
2611 Forest Dr. Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29240
803-737-7800
www.state.sc.us/schac/

SOUTH DAKOTA FEPA

South Dakota Dept. of Commerce and Regulation
Division of Human Rights
118 W Capital Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501
605-773-4493
www.state.sd.us/dcr/hr

TENNESSEE FEPA

Tennessee Human Rights Commission
530 Church Street, Suite 400
Cornerstone Square Building
Nashville, TN 37243-0745
Phone: 615-741-5825
www.state.tn.us/humanrights/

TEXAS FEPA

Texas Commission on Human Rights
P.O. Box 13493
6830 Highway 290 East, Suite 250
Austin, TX 78711
512-437-3450
www.state.tx.us/agency/344.html

UTAH FEPA

Utah Anti-Discrimination Division
P.O. Box 146640
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6640
801-530-6801
laborcommission.utah.gov/

VERMONT FEPA

Vermont Human Rights Commission
135 State St. Drawer 33
Montpelier, VT 05633-6301
802-828-2480
www.hrc.state.vt.us/

VIRGINIA FEPA

Council on Human Rights
Suite 1202 Washington Bldg.
1100 Bank St.
Richmond, VA 23219
804-225-2292
800-633-5510
www.chr.state.va.us

WASHINGTON FEPA

Washington State Human Rights Commission
P.O. Box 42490
711 S Capital Way #402
Olympia, WA 98504-2490
360-753-6770
800-233-3247
www.wa.gov/hrc

WEST VIRGINIA FEPA

West Virginia Human Rights Commission
1321 Plaza East Room 108A
Charleston, WV 25301
304-558-2616
888-676-5546
www.state.wv.us/wvhrc

WISCONSIN FEPA

Wisconsin Equal Rights Division
Dept. of Workforce Development
P.O. Box 8928
201 E Washington Ave. Room 407
Madison, WI 53708-8928
608-266-6860
www.dwd.state.wi.us/er

WYOMING FEPA

Wyoming Department of Employment Labor Standards
Fair Employment Program
1510 E. Pershing, West Wing, Suite 2015
Cheyenne, WY 82002
http://wydoe.state.wy.us/doe.asp?ID=247

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