Employment Discrimination by a Federal Contractor or Subcontractor
In addition, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, forbids employment discrimination on the basis of disability by companies that hold contracts or subcontracts with the federal government. Employers holding contracts or subcontracts with the federal government are also barred from discriminating against qualified disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era.
If you think an employer who has discriminated against you holds a contract with a federal agency, contact the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), Department of Labor listed below, or one of the OFCCP regional offices.
U.S. Department of Labor
Employment Standards Administration
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room C3310
Washington, DC 20210
Fax: (877) 889-5627
Complaints must be filed within 180 days of the date of the alleged discrimination, unless an OFCCP director extends it for a good reason. If you are disabled or a Vietnam era veteran, you must file within 300 days, unless filing is extended for good cause. If your complaint is an individual complaint of discrimination against an employer, it will probably be referred to EEOC. If it is one of systemic discrimination or if there are several complaints, or if many other persons are also affected by a pattern and practice of discrimination, the Labor Department will generally take the lead in processing the complaint.
If you are a federal employee, or an applicant for federal employment, and think you have been discriminated against, contact the equal employment director of the agency involved within 45 days of the alleged discrimination. That person will provide information about filing a complaint. If the agency rules against you, you should ask the equal employment opportunity director what appeal rights you have and what the time limits are for filing an appeal.
Source: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Getting Uncle Sam to Enforce Your Civil Rights, http://www.usccr.gov/filing/flndx.htm