Complaint of Employment Discrimination Involving a Federal Contractor or Subcontractor

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You can file a complaint with OFCCP if you think you have been discriminated against in employment, or in applying for employment, by a company doing business with the Federal Government because of your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or for asking about, discussing, or disclosing your compensation or that of others. You can also file a complaint if you believe the employer retaliated or otherwise took negative employment action against you because you filed a complaint, opposed acts or practices made unlawful by OFCCP's authorities, or assisted or participated in a compliance evaluation or complaint investigation or if you think a company doing business with the Federal Government is in violation of other OFCCP contractor obligations. You do not need to know with certainty that the employer is a federal contractor or subcontractor to file a complaint. If you have questions or need assistance, contact the OFCCP Help Desk at 1-800-397-6251.

Deadlines for filing a complaint

If you do not file a complaint of discrimination within the time limits noted below, you will lose your rights to proceed through OFCCP.

Complaints based on your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, must be filed with OFCCP within

180 days

of the action(s) taken by the employer that you think was either discrimination or retaliation.

Complaints alleging discrimination for discussing, disclosing, or inquiring about pay must be filed with OFCCP within

180 days

of the action(s) taken by the employer that you think was either discrimination or retaliation.

Complaints based on your disability or status as a protected veteran must be filed with OFCCP within

300 days

of the action(s) taken by the employer that you think was either discrimination or retaliation.

Filling out this form

Print or type the information on the form. If you need more space to describe what happened to you, use a separate piece of paper. Remember to attach the piece of paper to the form.

Your signature is required on the complaint form, and if it is not on the form when you submit it, we will ask you to sign it.

If you have authorized another person to file the complaint on your behalf, your representative's signature is required on the complaint form. If you are filing a complaint of discrimination because of your status as a protected veteran, we will ask you to provide your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (also known as DD Form 214).

How and where do I file a complaint?

To file a complaint with OFCCP, complete all sections on this form, unless marked as optional. If you do not know the answer to a question, write “not known.” If a question is not applicable, write “N/A.”

If you are filing online, fill out the fields and click Submit. If you are not filing online, send the completed form to OFCCP by mail, fax, or e-mail. Send the form to the OFCCP regional office that covers the state where the events occurred. You may also file in person at an OFCCP office. A list of regional offices and the states that each office covers can be found on the

OFCCP website: (

By completing this form, you are filing a complaint of employment discrimination asserting that the employer discriminated against you. By law, we are required to notify the employer of the complaint.

Have you submitted a pre-complaint inquiry to OFCCP?*

Note: If you have more than 60 days in which to file a timely complaint, we encourage you to submit a pre-complaint inquiry prior to filing a complaint. OFCCP will review your inquiry to determine whether OFCCP is the right federal agency to handle the matter.

How can we reach you?

Do you have a representative? (Optional)

If you are represented by an attorney, another person, or an organization, provide their contact information:

Who should we contact if we need more information?

What is the name of the employer that you believe discriminated against you?

Is this the same location where the discrimination occurred? *

Give the dates you believe you were discriminated or retaliated against.*

On what basis do you believe the employer discriminated against you?*

Check all that apply:
If you are making a retaliation allegation, you must select both the retaliation box and a specific reason for the retaliation.

Have you filed this allegation of employment discrimination with another federal or local agency (e.g., Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or state or local Fair Employment or Human Rights Commission)?*

Tell us what happened

Describe below what you think the employer did or didn’t do that you believe caused discrimination or retaliation, including:

  1. Why you believe those actions were based on your: race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity; national origin; disability; veteran status; and/or inquiries about, discussions, or disclosures of your pay or the pay of others; and/or in retaliation for filing a complaint, participating in discrimination proceedings, opposing unlawful discrimination, or exercising any other rights protected by OFCCP.
  2. When (on what dates) the employer actions happened, where they happened, and who was involved.
  3. What harm, if any, you or others suffered because of the employer’s actions.
  4. What explanation, if any, the employer or people representing the employer offered for their actions.
  5. Who was in the same or similar situation as you and how they were treated. Include information such as the race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status of these individuals, if known.
  6. What information you have about federal contracts the company had at the time of the events you describe in this complaint.

Signature and Verification.

I declare under penalty of perjury that the information given above is true and correct to the best of my knowledge or belief. I hereby authorize the release of any medical information needed for this investigation.

Privacy Act Statement
The collection of information using this form is authorized by the legal authorities OFCCP enforces as well as by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), as amended, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended, which the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces. OFCCP uses this information to process complaints and conduct investigations of alleged violations of these employment discrimination laws. OFCCP will provide a copy of this complaint to the employer against which it is filed. OFCCP may also refer this complaint to other agencies that may have jurisdiction, and provide a copy of the complaint to the referral agency that may have jurisdiction. The information collected may be: 1) verified with others who may have knowledge relevant to the complaint; 2) used in settlement negotiations with the employer or in the course of presenting evidence at a hearing; or 3) disclosed to other agencies with jurisdiction over the complaint.
Providing this information is voluntary; however, failure to provide the information may delay or prevent OFCCP from investigating your complaint and, for matters covered by Title VII or the ADA, may affect your right to sue under those laws.
Public Burden Statement
The estimated time to complete this form is 1 hour, including time for reviewing instructions, filling out the form and sending it to OFCCP. Please note that you are not required to respond to this collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB Control Number.
If you have comments regarding the estimated burden or any other aspect of this complaint form, including suggestions for reducing the burden, send them to the OFCCP Policy Division (1250-0002), 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room C3325, Washington, D.C. 20210.
Please do not send the completed complaint form to this address.