Federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in any IRTPO program, service, or activity. This prohibition applies to all branches of IRTPO, its contractors, consultants, and anyone else who acts on behalf of IRTPO.
Complaints related to the Federal-aid programs may be filed with IRTPO and will forwarded to Washington State Department of Transportation - Office of Equal Opportunity. If you need assistance to file your complaint or need interpretation services, please contact us.
Who is eligible to file a complaint?
Anyone who believes they have been excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any IRTPO program, service, or activity because of their race, color, or national origin may file a complaint.
Discrimination includes lack of access, harassment, retaliation and disparate impacts from a program or activity. Harassment includes a wide range of abusive and humiliating verbal or physical behaviors. Retaliation includes intimidating, threatening, coercing, or engaging in other discriminatory conduct against anyone because they filed a complaint or otherwise participated a discrimination investigation.