Civil Rights Compliance Information
The Department of Health Services Affirmative Action/Civil Rights Compliance (AA/CRC) Office works with the Department's
contractors, grantees, sub-grantees and other providers that receiving federal financial assistance through the Department to
ensure compliance with federal and state laws, regulations and departmental policies and procedures prohibiting discrimination
in employment and service delivery.
The AA/CRC Office is responsible for developing and implementing the Department's Civil Rights Compliance Requirements for
entities that receive federal financial assistance through the Department. Federal civil rights laws apply equally both to the
Department and to its contractors, sub-contractors, and vendors when Federal financial assistance is extended. Federal Civil
Rights Laws and other statutes such as; Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act
of 1975, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The American with Disability Act of 1990, as amended, Title IX of the
Education Amendments of 1972, as amended, and other applicable regulations confer analogous authority to the Department to
develop and implement likewise assurances of compliance of contractors, sub-contractors and vendors that operate programs,
services and activities with federal financial assistance. The AA/CRC Office also investigates discrimination complaints
against contractors, subcontractors and vendors receiving Federal financial assistance.
This webpage provides links to informational resources to make programs, services and activities accessible to persons with
disabilities as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Funded Recipients, Sub-recipients, Contractors and Vendors receiving federal and state funding from the Wisconsin Department
of Health Services (DHS), Department of Children and Families (DCF), and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD)
are required to submit a Civil Rights Compliance (CRC) Letter of Assurance and in some instances must complete a Civil Rights
Compliance (CRC) Plan for the period of January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2013. Funded recipients and sub-recipients include
counties, municipalities, school districts, universities, profit and non-profit entities, and certain vendors. The following
page contains the Instructions and Templates essential to completing the CRC Letter of Assurance and for completing a CRC Plan
to meet civil rights compliance requirements.
Provides funded recipients, sub-recipients, contractors and vendors with informational resources and other links to data
sources to assist contractors and subcontractors to complete their Civil Rights Compliance Plan.
Civil Rights Compliance Training
DHS, DCF, and DWD presents a live webcast technical assistance session for recipients, sub-recipients, contractors,
sub-contractors and vendors to help them complete the new Civil Rights Compliance Requirements for period of 2010-2013. The
live webcast took place on November 4, 2006. A list of questions and answers from the webcast will be posted here shortly
after the webcast. YOu can view the archived Webcast by following the link below.
A webcast took place on Friday, November 20, 2009. The purpose of this webcast is to discuss the intersection of culture,
immigration, and language as they relate to providing culturally relevant services to Latina immigrant victims of domestic
The Department of Health Services and Department of Workforce Development presented a webcast recorded on February 6, 2006,
for Agency Directors, Equal Opportunity Coordinators (EOC), Limited English Proficiency Coordinators (LEPC), and Compliant
Coordinators (CC), roles and responsibilities in implementing and monitoring their agency's Equal Opportunity, Limited English
Proficiency, and overall Civil Rights Compliance. This webcast is still current and should be used to satisfy the training
requirements for Agency Directors, EOC, LEPC, and CC during the next compliance period of 2010 - 2013.
This page contains Limited English Proficiency information on resources and training for recipients, sub-recipients,
contractors and subcontractors of Department of Health Services, Department of Children and Families and Department of
Workforce Development to use.
September 28, 2012