Contact your local PA CareerLink® to speak directly with a team member.
Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation (CPWDC), dba Advance Central PA, as a recipient of federal financial assistance, must provide the following notice that it does not discriminate on any prohibited ground.
CPWDC, doing business as Advance Central PA, requires non-discrimination at all times for all WIOA funded programs, Department of Human Services funded programs and all other programs administered by CPWDC, including delivery of all services through the PA CareerLink® system. Equal opportunity will be afforded to all, and discrimination based on one or more of the following is unlawful and expressly prohibited:
- Sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions)
- National origin (including limited English proficiency)
- Disability (including impaired vision or hearing)
- Political affiliation or belief
- Gender identity
- Gender expression
- Sexual orientation
- Citizenship / lawful residency / work status
- Program participation eligibility / status
Advance Central PA and the PA CareerLink® must not discriminate in any of the following areas:
- deciding who will be admitted, or have access, to any WIOA Title I financially assisted program or activity;
- providing opportunities in, or treating any person with regard to, such a program or activity;
- or making employment decisions in the administration of, or in connection with, such a program or activity.
As recipients of federal financial assistance, Advance Central PA and the PA CareerLink® must take reasonable steps to ensure that communications with individuals with disabilities are as effective as communications with others. This means that, upon request and at no cost to the individual, recipients are required to provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services to qualified individuals with disabilities.
Each PA CareerLink® site has designated an individual to act as the Equal Opportunity (EO) Liaison. The EO Liaisons for the Central PA CareerLink® are:
|PA CareerLink® Site||EO Liaison||Email Address|
|Centre County||Ellen Strublefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Clinton County||Bob Bechdelemail@example.com|
|Columbia / Montour Counties||Karen Ellisfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lycoming County||Mack Duncanemail@example.com|
|Mifflin County||Keith Merninfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Northumberland / Snyder / Union Counties||Scott Bartoemail@example.com|
Auxiliary aids and service are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Equal Opportunity Employer / Program.
Advance Central PA Equal Opportunity and Discrimination Complaint Policy and Procedure
In compliance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services EARN Program contract, and all other federal or state contracts passed through Advance Central PA, the Workforce Development Board for the Central Pennsylvania Local Workforce Development Area has implemented this Equal Opportunity Discrimination Complaint Policy and Procedure.
What To Do If You Believe You Have Experienced Discrimination
If you think that you have been subjected to discrimination your complaint must be filed within 180 days from the date of the alleged violation. Complaints filed after the 180-day time period will be forwarded to Civil Rights Center (CRC). The Director of CRC, for good cause shown, may extend the filing time beyond 180 days.
Individuals, specific classes of individuals, or authorized representatives have a choice between initially bringing their complaints/allegations of discrimination about WIOA programs or services to the following:
- The Central WDA Equal Opportunity Officer (Local EO Officer)
- Office of Equal Opportunity in Harrisburg (OEO)
- Civil Rights Center in Washington, D.C. (CRC).
Please refer to the Equal Opportunity Discrimination Complaint Policy and Procedure or contact your EO Liaison for more information.
To speak with the Local EO Officer or file a discrimination complaint, please contact:
Advance Central PA
Marca O’Hargan, Equal Opportunity Officer
130 Kelly Square, Suite 1
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Phone: (570) 568-6868
Fax: (570) 568-6867