All state agencies that receive financial assistance from the federal
government, including but not limited to state agencies, local agencies
and for-profit and non-profit entities, must comply with the Title VI
Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Executive Order 13166.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964:
is policy of the United States that discrimination on the ground of
race, color, or national origin shall not occur in connection with
programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance and
authorizes and directs the appropriate Federal departments and agencies
to take action to carry out this policy.
Executive Order 13166:
federal agencies to examine the services they provide, identify any
need for services to those with limited English proficiency (LEP) and
develop and implement a system to provide those services so LEP persons
can have meaningful access consistent with, and without unduly
burdening, the fundamental mission of the agency.
federal agencies to publish guidance on how their recipients can provide
access to LEP persons: Improve the language accessibility of their own
federal programs and breakdown language barriers by implementing
consistent standards of language assistance across federal agencies and
amongst all recipients of federal financial assistance.
As a recipient of federal assistance, the Oregon Employment Department
is required to take reasonable steps to ensure meaningful access for
persons who are LEP.
All Employment Department offices have access to language assistance and interpretive services which are provided to our customers at no cost.