Commitment to Equal Opportunity

It is the policy of the Maryland Department of Human Services, 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 Services.

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 Services, please contact the Office of Employment and Program Equity (OEPE) at 410-767-7861. Or, you may email us at

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

To file a complaint, fill out a Customer Complaint of Discrimination form and email or fax it to your local Customer Access Coordinator. For more information, please view our brochure.