The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is an equal opportunity employer and program provider.
The MN Department of Employment and Economic Development is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Beyond the Yellow Ribbon employer. We leverage our diverse workforce to best meet the needs of the Minnesotans we serve, and that means we do our best work when we include the voices of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, individuals with disabilities, women, veterans, former justice-involved individuals, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
One of our core values is to Create Inclusion - We actively remove barriers that have historically left people out. We believe we're far stronger when we are inclusive and equitable. We respect opinions that are different than ours and we seek out diverse perspectives in the planning and execution of our work.
At DEED, the following policies are in place to affirm these values:
Our Affirmative Action Plans detail how DEED works to recruit and retain a representative workforce that is diverse, inclusive, equitable and accessible to all employees. The plan also includes guidance on how to file a complaint if our above policies are not upheld by employees, applicants for employment, interns, third parties, consultants, customers of DEED's services, or contractors under management of DEED.
No one will be denied the opportunity to participate in DEED's programs, employment, or promotion, based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, sex stereotyping, transgender status, and gender identity), national origin (including limited English proficiency), age, disability, creed, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, genetic information, membership in a local human rights commission, or political affiliation or belief, or against any beneficiary of, applicant to, or participant in programs financially assisted under Title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), on the basis of the individual's citizenship status or participation in any WIOA Title I financially assisted program or activity.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a law authorizing federal funding for workforce development activities. It is the foundation of our workforce development initiatives and job-training programs for adults and youth.
Our WIOA Nondiscrimination Plan explains how all recipients and subrecipients of WIOA Title I funding will comply, and are complying, with the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions.
For Local Workforce Development Areas or Employment and Training Providers (ETPLs), access more Equal Opportunity Resources on our Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act webpage.
If you think you have been subjected to discrimination under a DEED program or activity, you may file a complaint with DEED's Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity by completing this complaint form and mail, email or fax it to:
Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity
First National Bank Bldg. Suite E200
332 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101-1351