Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Office


The Affirmative Action Office (AAO), also known as the Equal Employment Opportunity Office, is responsible for ensuring compliance with federal and state antidiscrimination laws and department policies to ensure equal opportunity for all individuals. This compliance applies to all programs and services, without regard to race, color, religious creed, age, sex, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, ancestry, past or present history of mental disability, intellectual disability, physical disability (including blindness) or learning disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, domestic violence, prior conviction of a crime, and/or previously opposing such discriminatory practices (regardless of substantiation).

Program responsibilities include:

Equal Employment Best Practices: manage and direct department ‘best equal employment practices,’ supplier diversity for compliance with the law and outreach/recruitment programs

Enforcement and Auditing: strategies and compliance to monitor in conformance with anti-discrimination laws and department policies to maintain workplace relations and administer programs and services in a fair and impartial manner

Affirmative Defense: establish and disseminate department anti-discrimination policies and facilitate free on-site Diversity, Sexual Harassment Awareness Prevention and related training to provide strategies and remedies including the internal discrimination complaint procedure to prevent against the lowering of productivity and the increase of non-value-added costs

Internal Investigation and Mediation: of complaints/allegations of discrimination/harassment within the 90-day timeframe, Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Coordination. The office monitors the internal investigation program for patterns or practices that may impede full and fair participation.

Affirmative Action Plan: implement and compile the annual department plan submitted to the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) in July of each year.



DAS Titles/Class

Responsibilities/Program Areas

Anduaga-Roberson, Amanda

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Manager

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity programs, Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Coordinator.


Secretary 1

Support Equal Employment Opportunity planning, programming, policies and procedures.

Jennifer Borenski

EEO Assistant

Assist EEO Manager in all aspects of Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity plan and program development.




Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy Statement

Non-discrimination in the provision of the Department of Public Health programs and services



Amanda Anduaga-Roberson

Equal Employment Opportunity Manager

Department of Public Health

P: 860-509-7267

F: 860-509-7111

Please call or email for a Confidential Fax number, this is a shared fax line.

DPH is an equal opportunity provider.  If you require aid/accommodation to participate fully and fairly, please contact 860-509-7220.