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Please be advised that, you have the option to schedule a telephone interview, an interview by video with an EEOC representative, or an in-person interview at our office.  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, by video or in-person.   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. 


Training and Outreach

EEOC's outreach programs provide general information about the EEOC, its mission, the employment discrimination laws enforced by EEOC and the charge/complaint process. EEOC representatives are available to make presentations and participate in meetings, conferences and seminars with employee advocate and employer organizations, professional associations, students, non-profit entities, community organizations and other members of the general public. For more in-depth training for managers, supervisors and employees, see fee-based training below.
Many EEOC offices have bilingual staff available to make presentations. EEOC information materials and other publications are available at no cost, including many in languages other than English.

Fee based Training

The EEOC Training Institute provides a wide variety of training to assist employers in educating their managers and employees on the laws enforced by EEOC and how to prevent and correct discrimination in the workplace. EEOC offers on-site training at an employer's worksite on a range of EEO topics, with harassment and an overview of EEO laws our most requested topics. We can also tailor a training program to an individual employer's needs. The EEOC Training Institute also offers seminars, courses, workshops, and conferences on EEO issues. Programs are appropriate for private employers and state, local and federal government personnel. Visit the EEOC Training Institute at to find out more about our training programs and how you can "Learn from the Experts."

Emily R. Simpkins