Employment Department

Language assistance services are available at no cost, upon request, at all our locations throughout the state.

Google Translate offers an automatic translation service providing translations of Web pages in different languages.
Google Translate is one of the most respected and widely-used automated translation services available. However, all automatic translations have limitations.
With this in mind, the Oregon Employment Department has decided to use Google Translate to provide improved access rather than not offer the option of this service to our customers.
We cannot guarantee that Google Translate can translate all types of Internet technology. Therefore, it is possible that certain applications and Web pages will appear in English.
You may also submit equal opportunity comments or complaints directed to the Employment Department regarding this service. Send an email to our Universal Access Coordinator or you may call (503) 947-1794.*

*Keep in mind that our Universal Access Coordinator only handles equal opportunity complaints, NOT unemployment insurance complaints. 
There are limitations in this type of automated translation service. Errors and inaccuracies can arise.
Due to the complexity, characteristics and expressions unique to all human language, it is possible that the translation is not always precise, in addition to the possible differences of interpretation of certain words.
The Oregon Employment Department and Google Translate deny responsibility for any claims that arise from the use of Google Translate automated translation services.

​​​It is against the law for the WorkSource Oregon system to discriminate on the following basis:

  • Against any individual in the United States, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief, and
  • Against any beneficiary of programs financially assisted under Title 1 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act  (WIOA), on the basis of the beneficiary's citizenship status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, or his or her participation in any WIOA Title 1 - financially assisted program or activity.

The WorkSource Oregon system must not discriminate in any of the following areas:

  • Deciding who will be admitted, or have access, to any WIOA Title 1-financially assisted program or activity;
  • Providing opportunities in, or treating any person with regard to, such a program or activity, or 
  • Making employment decisions in the administration of, or in connection with, such a program or activity

​If you feel that you have been denied services or treated differently by a WorkSource Center because of your race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or believe you may want to file a complaint.

Where do I file?

You may file a complaint with any of the following agencies:

  • Your local Equal Opportunity Coordinator
  • The State of Oregon Equal Opportunity Officer (1-800-237-3710 ext. 17692)
  • The Civil Rights Center, US Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-4123, Washington DC 202 10

How do I file?

  • Use the state form. Click here for the Spanish form. Make sure you sign the statement or it will not be an official complaint.
  • Write a statement that includes the date of the instance, the agency or person that the complaint is against, a narrative of the event, and your contact information. Make sure you sign the statement or it will not be an official complaint.
  • Return the completed form to your local Equal Opportunity Coordinator or the state Equal Opportunity Officer at 875 Union St. NE Salem, OR 97311.

Is there a timeline?

Generally, a complaint must be filed within 180 days of the alleged discrimination. However, for good cause shown, the Director may extend the filing time.

What if I need help completing the paperwork?

Please ask for assistance and staff will provide reasonable accommodations free of charge.

Then what happens?

You will receive a letter that the complaint was received. Your complaint will be investigated and you will receive an answer in 90 days.

What if I don't like the answer?

You have 30 days from the notice to appeal to the US Department of Labor Civil Rights Center.

If you have a concern about the employment services you received through the WorkSource Oregon system, you can:

  • Ask to speak to the Complaint Specialist in each office or center
  • Contact the Oregon Employment Department Business and Employment Services Complaint Coordinator
  • Agricultural workers should contact the Oregon Employment Department Monitor Advocate

Equal Opportunity

Oregon Employment Department
875 Union St. NE 
Salem, OR 97311

Hours of Operation

8:00 AM  - 5:00 PM

Contact the Equal Opportunity Officer


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Speak with your local Complaint Specialist
Find a WorkSource Oregon center

Business & Employment Services Complaint Coordinator
Phone: 503-947-1680

Monitor Advocate (for agricultural workers)
Phone: 503-947-1996