Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title I Equal Opportunity Program

This web page provides information about the DLIR’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Equal Opportunity program.  If you are looking for information about how to file a complaint or have questions about employment-related discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, please visit either the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission web page at http://labor.hawaii.gov/hcrc or the Wage Standards Division web page at http://labor.hawaii.gov/wsd.

The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations is an equal opportunity program

Section 188 of the WIOA prohibits the exclusion of an individual from participation in, denial of the benefits of, discrimination in, or denial of employment in the administration or connection with any programs and activities funded otherwise financially assisted in whole or in part under Title I of the WIOA because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, transgender status, and gender identity) national origin (including Limited English Proficiency (LEP)), age, disability, or political affiliation or belief, or for the beneficiaries, applicants, and participants only, on the basis of citizenship status, or participation in a program or activity that receives financial assistance under Title I of WIOA.

As the State agency with the responsibility for carrying out the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions of the WIOA, DLIR is committed to ensuring that all recipients are aware of their obligations under the Nondiscrimination Plan.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. TTY/TTD (808) 586-8866

WIOA Nondiscrimination Plan

  • WIOA Nondiscrimination Plan (No Exhibits)
  • Element One – Assurances
    • Exhibit A – Sample – WIOA Contractors’ Assurances and Certifications Relating to Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity
  • Element Two –  Equal Opportunity Officers
    • Exhibit A – Position Description of State-Level Equal Opportunity Officer (Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity Officer in the DLIR Director’s Office)
    • Exhibit B – Representative Sample Position Description of Local-Level Equal Opportunity Officer
    • Exhibit C – State Level Equal Opportunity Officer Conference Agenda
    • Exhibit D – Nondiscrimination Plan Development Powerpoint Presentation
    • Exhibit E – Monitoring Report and Observe Exercise
    • Exhibit F – Monitoring Report Handouts
    • Exhibit G – Retaliation Powerpoint Presentation
    • Exhibit H – Disability Powerpoint Presentation
    • Exhibit I – Complaint Processing Powerpoint Presentation
  • Element Three – Notice and Communication
    • Exhibit A – “Equal Opportunity is the Law” Poster
    • Exhibit B – Notice and Acknowledgment Form
    • Exhibit C – Other Means of Notification Samples
      • C-1 – DLIR Press Release Sample
      • C-2 – DLIR Director’s Memo Template
      • C-3 – Snapshot of Notice Appearing on all DLIR Web Pages
    • Exhibit D – DHRD Policy No. 601.002 – Reasonable Accommodations for Employees and Applicants with Disabilities
    • Exhibit E – DHRD Policy No. 601.001 – Discrimination/Harassment-Free Workplace Policy
    • Exhibit F – Governor’s Administrative Directive No. 13-1 Equal Opportunity Program Governor’s Administrative Directive No. 12-6 Accessibility to State Government by Persons with Disabilities
    • Exhibit G – Governor’s Administrative Directive No. 12-6 Accessibility to State Government by Persons with Disabilities Comptroller’s Memorandum 2010-28 Policy Guidance on Website Accessibility
    • Exhibit H – Comptroller’s Memorandum 2010-28 Policy Guidance on Website Accessibility
    • Exhibit I – Disability and Communication Access Board Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Curriculum for State and County Entities
    • Exhibit J – DLIR Addendum to State of Department of Human Resources Development Discrimination/Harassment-Free Workplace Policy
    • Exhibit K – State of Hawaii WIOA Bulletin No. 1-16
    • Exhibit L – Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Language Access Plan
  • Element Four – Data and Information Collection and Maintenance
    • Exhibit A – HireNet Hawaii Web Page
    • Exhibit B – Sample Data Tables of Program Participants
    • Exhibit C – State of Hawaii WIOA Equal Opportunity Complaint Procedures and Forms
  • Element Five – Affirmative Outreach
    • Exhibit A-1 – Labor Force Information by Sex and Race, 2015
    • Exhibit A-2 – Hawaii Disability Statistics
    • Exhibit B – DLIR LEP Statistics
    • Exhibit C – Hawaii WIOA Unified State Plan (Approved Final 2018)
    • Exhibit D – HireNet Web Page
    • Exhibit E-1 – Oahu Local Area Plan
    • Exhibit E-2 – Hawaii County Area Plan
    • Exhibit E-3 – County of Maui Area Plan
    • Exhibit E-4 – Kauai County Area Plan
    • Exhibit F – DLIR Language Access Plan
    • Exhibit G – One-Stop Disability Access Checklist (Electronic Technology)
    • Exhibit H-1 – Sample of Ongoing Disability Training – Disability Employment Initiative
    • Exhibit H-2 – Sample of Ongoing Disability Training – Hawaii’s Disability Core State Leadership Team Training
    • Exhibit I – Programs and Services Manual for Persons with Disabilities
    • Exhibit J-1 – DHRD Policy No. 601.002 – Reasonable Accommodations for Employees and Applicants with Disabilities
    • Exhibit J-2 – DHRD Policy No. 601.001 – Discrimination/Harassment-Free Workplace Policy
    • Exhibit K – Department of Health Disability Communication Access Board ADA Curriculum for State and County Government Entities
  • Element Six – Governor’s Oversight Responsibility Regarding Recipients’ Recordkeeping
  • Element Seven – Complaint Processing Procedures
    • Exhibit A –  WIOA Bulletin No. 1-17 on WIOA Methods of Administration (MOA) Revision
    • Exhibit B – State of Hawaii WIOA Equal Opportunity Complaint Procedures and Forms
    • Exhibit C – LEP Compliance Checklist
    • Exhibit D – Hawaii Civil Rights Commission LEP Compliance Check
    • Exhibit E – Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board LEP Compliance Check
    • Exhibit F – Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health LEP Compliance Check
  • Element Eight – Governor’s Oversight and Monitoring Responsibilities for State Programs
    • Exhibit A – Participant File Review Worksheet
    • Exhibit B – Adverse Impact and the 80% Rule
    • Exhibit C – Entrance Meeting – Entrance Conference Room
    • Exhibit D – Exit Conference Form
    • Exhibit E – Monitoring Report Form
    • Exhibit F – Monitoring Review Instrument

WIOA Nondiscrimination Plan Bulletins