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Please be advised that due to the current health situation, you have the option to schedule an in-office interview which will be conducted by video using EEOC office equipment or schedule an interview by phone. Individuals who come into the office without an appointment will be screened for appropriate follow-up. Scheduling an interview is strongly recommended and individuals with appointments will be given priority. 

You are encouraged to visit the EEOC Public Portal ( to schedule an intake appointment by telephone or an in-office interview which will be conducted by video using EEOC office equipment. The system can also be accessed by going directly to our website at

There are strict deadlines for filing a charge of discrimination, please review the information in the timeliness tab or call 1-800-669-4000.

For individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, you can reach EEOC by videophone at 1-844-234-5122. If you have a disability which prevents you from accessing the Public Portal or you otherwise have difficulty with accessing the portal, please call 1-800-669-4000.

For information on temporary office closures due to inclement weather or other issues, see our Operating Status page.



State, Local and Tribal Programs

The EEOC works with the Fair Employment Practice Agencies (FEPAs) and the Tribal Employment Rights Offices (TEROs) to manage charges of discrimination and the protection of the employment rights of Native Americans. The EEOC contracts with approximately 90 FEPAs nationwide to process more than 48,000 discrimination charges annually. These charges raise claims under state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination as well as the federal laws enforced by the EEOC. FEPA and TERO offices for the area covered by this office are listed below.

Ohio Civil Rights Commission (FEPA)
Central Office
Rhodes State Office Tower
30 East Broad Street, 5th Floor
Columbus, OH  43215
Toll Free: 1-888-278-7101
Phone: 614-466-2785
Fax: 614-644-8776
TTY: 614-752-2391

Ohio Civil Rights Commission (FEPA)
Akron Regional Office
Akron Government Bldg
161 S. High Street, Suite 205
Akron, OH  44308
Toll Free: 1-888-278-7101
Phone: 330-643-3100
Fax: 330-643-3120
TTY: 614-752-2391

Ohio Civil Rights Commission (FEPA)
Cleveland Regional Office
Lausche State Office Building
615 W. Superior Avenue, Suite 885
Cleveland, OH  44113
Toll Free: 1-888-278-7101
Phone: 216-787-3150
Fax: 216-787-4121
TTY: 614-752-2391