Non-Discrimination Policy Statement
Updated for 2012
It is the policy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to serve all individuals who are eligible for its programs without regard to any non-merit factor. Accordingly, the Department does not tolerate discrimination by its employees when they are serving individuals who are eligible for its programs based on any non-merit factor, including race, national origin, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability (physical or mental), age, status as a parent, or genetic information.
All of the Department’s employees are responsible for complying with this policy in discharging their job duties.
Individuals who believe they have been subjected to discrimination on an aforementioned prohibited basis should contact the relevant Operating Division’s EEO Office or the Department’s EEO Compliance and Operations Division.
If there is a finding of non-compliance with the non-discrimination policy set forth above, appropriate disciplinary action, ranging from counseling to termination, will be taken against the employee who violated the policy.