NOTICE:

The Department of Social Services has suspended in-person visits to our field offices as a protective measure for customers and staff. We are continuing to provide services. Customers can access benefit and application information, 24/7, at www.connect.ct.gov and www.ct.gov/dss/apply; or 1-855-6-CONNECT. Full information on ways to contact DSS online, by phone, by mail, and at office dropboxes is at www.ct.gov/dss/fieldoffices. Information and updates about child support is available at www.ct.gov/dss/childsupport. Please also visit www.ct.gov/coronavirus for latest State of Connecticut updates; and www.ct.gov/dss/covid for DSS-specific updates. Thank you.

About the Department of Social Services

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

Nisa Davey

Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist

Email: nisa.davey@ct.gov