Under federal antidiscrimination laws, the CTECS, as a recipient of federal funds, must include a statement of nondiscrimination in all publications, handbooks, announcements, bulletins, and application forms that it makes available to employees, students, parents, applicants, sources of referral of applicants, and all unions and professional organizations. The CTECS statement must include an equal access statement (see below). This must be done in order to ensure compliance with federal requirements. The CTECS’s approved statement reads as follows:

The CTECS is committed to a policy of affirmative action/equal opportunity for all qualified persons and equal access to Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. The CTECS does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of age, ancestry, color, civil air patrol status, criminal record (in state employment and licensing), gender identity or expression, genetic information, intellectual disability, learning disability, marital status, mental disability (past or present), national origin, physical disability (including blindness), race, religious creed, retaliation for previously opposed discrimination or coercion, sex (pregnancy or sexual harassment), sexual orientation, veteran status or workplace hazards to reproductive systems, unless there is a bona fide occupational qualification excluding persons in any of the aforementioned protected classes. Inquiries regarding the Connecticut Technical Educational and Career System’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to:

Levy Gillespie
Equal Employment Opportunity Director/Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator
State of Connecticut Department of Education
450 Columbus Blvd
Suite 607
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 807-2071
(Coordinator for matters related to Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employment and nondiscrimination policies and practices)

U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
5 Post Office Square, Suite 900
Boston, Massachusetts  02109-3921
(617) 289-0111
Fax number (617) 289-0150
TTY/TDD (877) 521-2172
(Matters related to race, color, national origin, age, sex and/or disability)

Affirmative Action Policy Statement

Discrimination Complaint Process

Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy

El Departamento de Educación del Estado de Connecticut se adhiere a la política de igualdad de oportunidades y acción afirmativa para todas las personas calificadas. El Departamento de Educación no discrimina en ninguna práctica laboral, programa educativo o actividad educativa en base a la raza, color, religión, sexo, edad, origen nacional, ascendencia, estado civil, orientación sexual, identidad o expresión de género, discapacidad (incluyendo, en forma enunciativa y no limitativa, discapacidad intelectual, historial pasado o actual de trastornos mentales, discapacidad física o del aprendizaje), información genética o en ninguna otra base prohibida por el estado de Connecticut y/o las leyes antidiscriminatorias federales. El Departamento de Educación no discrimina ilegalmente en asuntos de empleo y licenciamiento contra personas cualificadas con condenas penales previas. Las preguntas con respecto a la política antidiscriminatoria del Departamento de Educación deben dirigirse a: Levy Gillespie,  Director de Igualdad de Oportunidades Laborales/Coordinador de la Ley de Protección para Discapacitados Estadounidenses, Departamento de Educación del Estado de Connecticut, 450 Columbus Blvd, Hartford CT 06103, (860) 807-2101, Levy.Gillespie@ct.gov.

The Connecticut State Department of Education is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.