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Office of Equal Opportunity

Investigating Discrimination Complaints

Anyone who works for, or receives public services from the Municipality of Anchorage has the right to file a complaint of discrimination with the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO). This includes Municipal employees and applicants for employment, contractor or subcontractor employees and applicants, and members of the public.

Complaints of discrimination must be filed within thirty (30) calendar days of the date the incident occurred. The Office of Equal Opportunity will make every effort to resolve a complaint within thirty (30) calendar days from the date the complaint is filed. To file a complaint of discrimination with the Office of Equal Opportunity, call 343-4897.

In addition to investigating internal complaints filed with OEO, the Office of Equal Opportunity also coordinates the investigation of complaints against the Municipality of Anchorage filed with any of the three (3) equal rights agencies that serve the people of Anchorage. These three agencies are:

Anchorage Equal Rights Commission (AERC)
632 West 6th Avenue, Suite 110, Anchorage, Alaska 99501
(907) 343-4342, (907) 343-4343
AERC homepage

Alaska State Commission for Human Rights (ASCHR)
800 'A' Street, Suite 204, Anchorage, Alaska 99501-3669
(907) 274-4692, (800) 478-4692, TTY/TTD (907) 276-3177, (800) 478-3177

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
909 First Avenue, Suite 400, Seattle, Washington 98104-106
(206) 220-6883, (800) 669-4000, TDD (206) 220-6883, (800) 669-6820

    • Office of Equal Opportunity
    • Director: Heather MacAlpine
    • 632 W 6th Avenue, Suite 170, Anchorage, AK 99501
    • 907 343-4878 Fax # 907 343-4875