Equal Opportunity

Equal Opportunity Department

The Equal Opportunity (EO) Department assists the administrative staff to ensure compliance with Equal Opportunity and non-discriminatory laws in all phases of MDES' operation, which includes implementing and complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

The EO Department updates and maintains the Methods of Administration (MOA). The MOA is intended to enhance the Department's compliance with U.S. Department of Labor regulations and with other federal agencies that assist our staff in providing services in an equitable manner to its customers.

The EO Department develops procedures for office and department reviews to ensure that equitable services are provided in regard to nondiscrimination and equal-opportunity requirements as mandated by state and federal laws of the U.S. Department of Labor. These procedures are more specifically designed to facilitate the resolution of allegations of discrimination.

For general questions or comments regarding equal opportunity laws and regulations, please contact us.

Mississippi Department of Employment Security
P.O. Box 1699
Jackson, Mississippi 39215-1699
Fax: 601-321-6037
TDD: 800-582-2233

State-level WIOA Equal Opportunity Officer
Randy Langley
Phone: 601-321-6504

Equal Opportunity Compliance
Phone: 601-321-6021

Equal Opportunity is the Law

View the Equal Opportunity is the Law Poster in:


MDES Complaint Information Form

2023 Non-Discrimination Plan

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
     — Questions About Private Employer Discrimination

DOL Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
     — Questions About Wages, Hours, and Employment Practices