NOTICE: Department of Social Services offices will be closed Monday, February 19, 2018, for the Washington’s Birthday holiday. Our customers can access benefit and application information, 24/7, at www.connect.ct.gov; or 1-855-6-CONNECT – except between Sunday, February 18, at 7 p.m., and Monday, February 19, at 7 a.m., when we will be conducting system maintenance. Thank you.

About the Department of Social Services

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Overview:

The Affirmative Action Division is responsible for developing and implementing policy as it relates to multiple state and federal employee/client rights protection programs. State and federal civil rights laws, regulations and guidelines provide direction and support in all aspects of personnel and administration. The division’s staff: Monitor all aspects of the employment process; Conduct or arrange ongoing training relevant to employee rights, diversity, attitudes and behavior; Monitor contract compliance; Oversee recruitment efforts; Investigate and respond to internal  complaints of discrimination from employees and clients; Ensure compliance with the American with Disabilities Act and prepare the Affirmative Action Plan and reports, all subject to approval by the Commission on Human Rights.

 

Programs:

Affirmative Action

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

 

 

Contact:

Astread Ferron-Poole
Director of Administration
Email: astread.ferron-poole@ct.gov

Terri-Lynn Johnston
Equal Employment Opportunity Manager
Email: terri-lynn.johnston@ct.gov