**DSS Field Offices are now open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

**DSS Field Offices and our staffed telephone Benefits Center (1-855-6-CONNECT or 1-855-626-6632) are closed on Wednesdays to allow our staff time to process applications, renewals and related work.

**24/7 access: Customers can access benefit and application information, at www.connect.ct.gov and www.ct.gov/dss/apply; or our automated Client Information Line at 1-855-6-CONNECT (1-855-626-6632). More about 24/7 access options at www.ct.gov/dss/fieldoffices.

Employment Services

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  • Affirmative Action

    The Affirmative Action Division is responsible for developing and implementing policy as it relates to multiple state and federal employee/client rights protection programs.

  • Americans With Disability Act - ADA

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines disability, with respect to an individual, as "a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of such individual; a record of such an impairment; or being regarded as having such an impairment."

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a voluntary program which can help employees and their family members obtain professional support in dealing with personal, emotional, family, or health problems.

  • Human Resources

    Human Resources administers a full range of human resource services to include labor relations, recruitment, retention, promotion and advancement of all DSS staff. The Division is responsible for providing benefit administration to include Workers’ Compensation, FMLA, Workplace Violence Prevention and Payroll services to over 1900 employees throughout the State.

  • SNAP Employment and Training

    SNAP Employment & Training is a skills-based program that provides short- term vocational programs at community colleges and community-based organizations.

  • Special For Veterans

    The Office For Veterans Workforce Development is a valuable resource to help Veterans and is part of the Connecticut Department of Labor.