*The DSS Danbury Field Office will be closed Friday, February 3, due to a need for maintenance/repairs.

*SNAP Recipients: Starting in January 2023, DSS will be texting renewal reminders to recipients who need to submit their renewal forms. Texts will come from the DSS Benefits Center phone number (855-626-6632). Texts will be strictly informational. They will NOT ask for identifying or personal information. Click here for more information.

*Don’t miss important news about your benefits: Update your contact info online now! Visit Update Us (ct.gov)

*24/7 access to DSS: Already a DSS client? Use the MyDSS mobile-friendly app: www.ct.gov/mydss. Apply & renew services at www.connect.ct.gov, plus get benefit status, notices, report changes, upload/send documents & more!

Affirmative Action

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.