Equal Opportunity to WIOA Title I Services
The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in accordance to 29 CFR 38. DLR is the state-level agency designated to administer Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Employment Services (ES), and Reemployment Assistance (RA) programs.
The Governor appointed the Cabinet Secretary to serve as the South Dakota signatory authority for all discriminatory and equal opportunity matters concerning WIOA Title I financially assisted programs (see Element 1, Exhibit C). The EO Officer is senior-level state employees who is designated by the Cabinet Secretary of DLR. The EO Officer reports directly to the Cabinet Secretary on all matters concerning nondiscrimination and equal opportunity under WIOA Title I financially assisted program (see Element 1, Exhibit A).
DLR is an Equal Opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Persons who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or speech-disabled may call Relay South Dakota at 711. If calling outside of South Dakota, call 877.866.8950.
Filing a WIOA Title I Discrimination Complaint:
If you think you have been subjected to discrimination under a WIOA Title I assisted program or activity, you may complete an ETA 8429 form and send it to either South Dakota Equal Opportunity Officer or the Civil Rights Center. More information on filing a complaint can be found in Element 8 – Complaint Processing Procedures below.
Filing a non-WIOA Title I Discrimination Complaint:
If you are filing a discrimination complaint for a non-WIOA Title I financially assisted program you will need to file with DLR’s Division of Human Rights.
If you are filing a Wage and Hour Complaint, you will need to contact our Wage and Hour Investigator at 605.773.3682. For additional information, please go to DLR's Employment Laws site.
State Equal Opportunity Officer
Equal Opportunity Officer
123 W. Missouri Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501
Job Service Office Coordinators
DLR Job Service office managers and supervisors listed on the Job Service office webpage.
SD WIOA Title I Non Discrimination Plan
Element 1 – Designation of state and local level Equal Opportunity (EO) Officers
Exhibit A – DLR EO Officer Change Letter
Exhibit B – Equal Opportunity Poster
Exhibit C – EO Officer Signature Authority
Exhibit D – EO Services Webpage
Exhibit E – Job Service Offices (List of Managers designated as EO Coordinators)
Element 2 – Notice and Communication
Exhibit A – Notice and Acknowledgment Form
Exhibit B – New Employee Welcome Manual
Exhibit C – Notice and Acknowledgment Form - Spanish
Exhibit D - Removed
Exhibit E – South Dakota Employee Handbook
Exhibit F – Removed
Exhibit G – Relay South Dakota
Exhibit H – DLR Language Assistance Plan (LAP) - 2021
Exhibit I – Removed
Exhibit J – Point 2 Your Language Poster
Exhibit K – Memo: CTS Language Link
Exhibit L – CTS Language Tips
Exhibit M – SD Labor Market Information – EEO Data
Exhibit N – Language Link Process
Element 3 – Assurances
Exhibit A – DLR WIOA Conditions and Assurances – Form 10A
Exhibit B – DLR WIOA Conditions and Assurances – Form 10B
Exhibit C – Removed
Element 4 – Affirmative Outreach
Exhibit A – Labor Market Information Center
Exhibit B – WIOA Annual Narrative Program Year 2021
Exhibit C – South Dakota WIOA State Plan
Exhibit D – SDWORKS Database
Exhibit E – DLR Website
Exhibit F – Info for WIOA Training Providers
Exhibit G – Removed
Element 5 – Section 504 Compliance
Exhibit A – ADA Physical Checklist
Exhibit B – One-Stop Certification
Exhibit C – 4.1 Wagner-Peyser, Adult, and Dislocated Worker Eligibility
Exhibit D – 4.3 Youth Eligibility
Element 6 – Data and Information Collection and Maintenance
Exhibit A – Discrimination Complaint Form
Exhibit B – Discrimination Complaint Log
Element 7 – Monitor Recipients for Compliance
Exhibit A – Equal Opportunity Monitoring Tool (internal use only – available upon request for authorized use)
Exhibit B – Equal Opportunity Data Analysis Guide (internal use only – available upon request for authorized use)
Exhibit C – 3.3 One-Stop Career Center Certification
Exhibit D – Equal Opportunity Employee Interview (internal use only – available upon request for authorized use)
Exhibit E – Data Analysis – Population Served
Exhibit F – Data Analysis – WIOA vs. WP
Exhibit G – Case File Review Guide (internal use only – available upon request for authorized use)
Exhibit H – Case File Review Form (internal use only – available upon request for authorized use)
Element 8 – Complaint Processing Procedures
Exhibit A – DLR Discrimination Complaint Policy and Procedure
Exhibit B – ETA 8429 Complaint/Apparent Violation Form
Element 9 – Corrective Actions and Sanctions
Exhibit A – Removed
South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation
123 W. Missouri Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501