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Report Harassment or Discrimination


At DHS, we’re committed to a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. Our employees, contractors, and providers are required to follow DHS’s harassment and non-discrimination policies.

The Office of Equity and Multicultural Services (OEMS) (for employee complaints) and Governor’s Advocacy Office (GAO) (for client complaints) are responsible to promptly and thoroughly investigate allegations based upon discrimination or harassment related to a protected class.   Note that each office has separate and distinct processes, so it is important to file your complaint with the appropriate party.

File a Complaint

Clients and Customers

If you need to file a complaint about DHS’s programs, contact The Governor’s Advocacy Office (GAO) or complete the GAO Forms. Please note that OEMS does not handle client complaints.


Lori Nelson, Governor's Advocacy Office
(503) 945-5941

For DHS Employees

The Office of Equity and Multicultural Services (OEMS) investigates employee and contractor complaints about harassment and discrimination. Use our DHS Complaint Form or contact OEMS staff to get help.


Marisa Salinas, Civil Rights/EEO Officer
Office of Equity and Multicultural Services
(503) 945-7842


Alec Esquivel, Civil Rights Investigator
Office of Equity and Multicultural Services
(503) 945-5957