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Please be advised that due to the current health situation, EEOC's Field Offices have temporarily stopped conducting in-person intake interviews. If you have previously scheduled in-person intake appointment, your appointment will be changed to a telephone interview. The office will not accept walk-ins at this time.

You are encouraged to visit the EEOC Public Portal ( to schedule an intake appointment by telephone. The system can also be accessed by going directly to our website at

If you are near a filing deadline (at least 180 days but generally 300 days) please call 1-800-669-4000.

For individuals who are Deaf and 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.


Cleveland Field Office


Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building
1240 E. 9th Street, Suite 3001
Cleveland, OH 44199
United States

ASL Video Phone
Karen McDonough, Acting Field Director
Regional Attorney
Debra Lawrence
Office Hours

The Cleveland Field Office is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Intake hours are from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Everyone visiting our office must have a photo ID and be prepared to go through security scanners and be searched by armed security guards. Although walk-ins are accepted, scheduling an interview is strongly recommended, and individuals with appointments will be given priority. We encourage you to schedule an interview through our online system.