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Equal Employment Opportunity

A diverse group of people.

The Ohio Department of Health Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) program is committed to fostering a culturally competent workforce that is prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities that diversity presents. Key initiatives include: employee education, training, counseling, outreach, investigations and technical assistance.

Ohio’s program to assure equal opportunity for all state employees and applicants prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin/ancestry, age (40+), parental status (parenting during pregnancy or immediately after birth, parent of a young child or foster parent), disability, military status or veteran status.

HR-D-14 - Employee Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Reporting Policy and Procedures. 

EEO Affirmative Action Plan is a detailed set of specific results-oriented practices that are designed to ensure applicants and employees are treated fairly and afforded equal opportunities in all aspects of employment (e.g., hiring, promotion, layoff, training, working conditions, and rate of compensation) in accordance with Ohio Administrative Code 123: 1-49-04(B). 


2021-2023 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan

2018-2020 Affirmative Action Plan

2015-2017 Affirmative Action Plan


View the DAS EEO information page. There you will find ELM training, EEO reports, and information on filing a complaint. 

EEOC - Know Your Rights Brochure

The EEO unit is housed within Human Resources – Employee and Labor Relations.  If you have any questions about potential violations of our anti-discrimination policies or wish to file a charge of discrimination, please contact the EEO unit representatives listed above. A representative will discuss your concerns with you, document the issues, attempt to resolve them informally and/or assist you with filing a formal discrimination complaint. Internal complaints must be filed within thirty (30) days of the alleged violation date. You also have the option of filing a complaint with the Department of Administrative Services Equal Opportunity Division (DAS/EOD) within thirty (30) days of the violation date.