Civil Rights Compliance Information


The Department of Health Services Civil Rights Compliance (CRC) Office works with the Department's contractors, grantees, sub-grantees and other providers that receive 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 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 CRC Office also investigates discrimination complaints against contractors, subcontractors and vendors receiving Federal financial assistance.


Accessibility Informational Resources

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.


Civil Rights Compliance Requirements for 2014-2017

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 (LOA) and in some instances must complete a Civil Rights Compliance (CRC) Plan for the period of January 1, 2014, to December 31, 2017. 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 LOA and for completing a CRC Plan to meet civil rights compliance requirements.


Civil Rights Compliance Resources

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 2014-2017. The live webcast took place on December 9, 2013. 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 violence.

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 2014-2017. 


Limited English Proficiency Resources (LEP)

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.

Last Revised: June 23, 2017