What you should know about Equal Employment Opportunity
Employees and applicants may use the Compliance/EEO Office to address any protected right, including rights protected under Title IX, ADA and Section 504. Download a printable version of the What You Should Know About EEO brochure.
Before filing a discrimination complaint
Any employee or applicant for employment who believes he/she has suffered unlawful discrimination may file the appropriate complaint with the Compliance/EEO Office or other external agency.
The Compliance/EEO Office will investigate all discrimination complaints. In order to resolve issues quickly and at the lowest level possible, employees should do the following:
- Discuss the concern with his/her immediate supervisor. If the supervisor is the source of the concern; or the employee is uncomfortable discussing the concern with the supervisor, then the employee should;
- Discuss the complaint with the department or division director or supervisor or contact the Compliance/EEO Office;
- If the department supervisor does not resolve the complaint within five (5) working days, or it is determined upon consultation between the employee and the Compliance/EEO Office that circumstances prevent using steps (A) or (B), the employee may file a discrimination complaint with the Compliance/EEO Office.
Employees are encouraged to follow the above steps but may contact the EEO Office at anytime during the above process for general information and guidance in the EEO process.
The district shall meet all of the federal, state and local criteria required to be an equal opportunity employer. Compliance includes, but is not limited to, the following laws and regulations as they have been amended and interpreted:
- Equal Pay Act of 1963
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended
- Executive Order #11246, as amended
- Rehabilitation Acts of 1973 and 1977
- Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974
- Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended
- Anchorage Municipal Code, Title V, Chapter 5: Article 20
- Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008
Title IX, ADA and Section 504 policies
It is the policy of the Anchorage School District not to discriminate on the basis of sex or disability in education or employment programs, policies, or activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and American with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended.
Inquiries or complaints
Forward inquiries or complaints to the Compliance/Equal Employment Opportunity senior director, who also serves as Title IX and ADA coordinator
ASD Education Center
5530 E. Northern Lights Blvd.
Anchorage, Alaska 99504-3135
The complaint process
Discrimination complaints must be filed within 30 days of the most recent alleged discriminatory act/behavior.
- The complainant must complete and return the EEO Complaint Form to the ASD Compliance/EEO Office.
- The complainant must interview with the EEO Director or EEO Specialist.
- The complainant must provide information and/or evidence of the alleged discrimination.
- Attend the EEO fact-finding conference—unless the EEO Director determines otherwise.
The Compliance/EEO Office will investigate and advise all parties on matters pertaining to rights and procedures under board policies, external agreements and applicable state and federal laws and municipal ordinances.
Investigations will be completed as promptly as possible but may take up to forty-five (45) working days.
Any employee who remains unsatisfied with the decision may file with any of the following agencies:
907-343-4342 | TTY 907-343-4894 | firstname.lastname@example.org
800-669-4000 | TTY 800-669-6820 | email@example.com
907-274-4692 | TTY 907-276-3177
907-343-4461 | firstname.lastname@example.org
800-368-1019 | TDD 800-537-7697 | OCRMail@hhs.gov
Any student, staff, or community member who believes that he or she has been the subject of harassment and/or discriminatory behavior should report the incident immediately to the principal or department supervisor. Complaints regarding harassment/discriminatory behavior will be investigated immediately.
In addition, employees and students may also report the incident to the Compliance/EEO Office directly or to an outside agency, i.e., the Municipality of Anchorage Equal Rights Commission, an Ombudsman, State of Alaska Human Rights Commission, the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or the Office for Civil Rights.
Any student, staff or community member who violates these policies can be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.
The Anchorage School District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.