Commitment to Equal Opportunity

It is the policy of the Maryland Department of Human Resources, consistent with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Americans with Disabilities Act; the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Executive Order 13166; 40 U.S.C. 122 and other related Maryland statutes and regulations, that no person, on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, creed, political affiliation, belief or opinion, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or genetic information, shall be excluded from participation in the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination, retaliation or harassment under any federally or non-federally funded program or activity administered by the Department of Human Resources.

If you feel that you have been subjected to any unlawful discrimination, harassment or retaliation in the operation of activities, programs and services of the Department of Human Resources, please contact the Office of Employment and Program Equity (OEPE) at 410-767-7861. Or, you may email us at

If you need a reasonable accommodation based on a disability, please view our procedures for requesting a reasonable accommodation. You may also contact the ADA Field Coordinator for the DSS agency you plan to visit.

If you require language assistive services, such as an interpreter please contact the local DSS agency you plan to visit or call the ADA Field Coordinator.