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Civil Rights

Welcome to the Civil Rights Office of the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission!


The Civil Rights Office (CRO) of the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) has a commitment to specific ongoing Equal Opportunity efforts. The commitments cover equal opportunity policies, equal opportunity assurances, equitable services, program and site access to individuals with disabilities, collection and maintenance of data, monitoring, corrective action and discrimination complaints.

  • Mission: To instill fairness with knowledge, consistency, appearance and actions.

  • Vision: Our agency lives out our core values of Helping, Integrity, Excellence, Fairness, Opportunity and Respect. Showing HI-EFORT, not only talk a good game but also walk the game we talk about.

  • Goal: To acquire and maintain a working knowledge of programs and processes to know the answers to most questions or to direct questions to the proper authorities to get the answer thereby assisting all of my customers to get the help that they need.

  • Assurance Statement: 

    As a condition to the award of financial assistance from the Department of Labor, under Title I of WIA, the grant applicant assures that it will comply fully with the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions of the following laws:

    Section 188 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), which prohibits discrimination against all individuals in the United Sates on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief, and against beneficiaries on the basis of either citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States or participation in any WIA Title I - financially assisted program or activity;

    Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color and national origin;

    Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, which prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities;

    The Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of age; and

    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs.

    The grant applicant also assures that it will comply with 29 CFR part 37 and all other regulation implementing the laws listed above.  This assurance applies to the grant applicant's operation of the WIA Title I - financially assisted program or activity, and to all agreements the grant applicant makes to carry out the WIA Title I - financially assisted program or activity.  The grant applicant understands that the United States has the right to seek judicial enforcement of this assurance.



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