The Human Resources Office of Equity and Employee Relations (EER) Statement on Non-Discrimination

Non-Discrimination Policy Statement

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is committed to a learning and working environment free from all forms of discrimination. No person shall on the basis of, of race, sex, color, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, pregnancy status, childbirth or related medical conditions, marital status, veteran status, and disability be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under, any education program or activity, as required by law. Retaliation against any person who reports or participates as a witness in the investigation of a discrimination and/or harassment complaint is strictly prohibited.

Filing a Complaint of Discrimination

To file a complaint of discrimination, you may contact the Office of Equity and Employee Relations (EER) directly at 571-423-3070, email us at [email protected], complete a complaint form, or put your concerns in writing. A complaint should be filed immediately following the event giving rise to the complaint but no later than one year after. Once completed, the form or letter should be forwarded to:

Office of Equity and Employee Relations
Department of Human Resources 
Gatehouse Administration Center I
8115 Gatehouse Road, Suite 2500 
Falls Church, VA 22042
Fax Number: 571-423-5051
[email protected]

Upon receipt, EER staff will review your completed form or letter and contact you to finalize the process. Please be advised that by completing a form or letter of complaint and returning it, you have not filed a formal complaint as required under FCPS policy.

You can also fill out a complaint of discrimination using one of these two forms.

All complaints will be kept confidential except to the extent that limited disclosure may be necessary for the purpose of conducting a full and fair investigation, providing an opportunity for the accused to respond, taking remedial action, and responding to a government inquiry or legal action. The complainant, accused party(s), and appropriate administrative staff will be advised of the outcome of the investigation. FCPS policy prohibits retaliation against an individual for filing a complaint or participating in the complaint process. 

Procedure for Adjusting Grievances--Contracted/Licensed Professional Personnel

Regulation 4461 deals with the procedure for adjusting grievances for contracted/licensed professional personnel
Deadlines for Filing a Complaint

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Regulation 2601 deals with students rights and responsibilities
Students Rights and Responsibilities

Sexual Harassment

Regulation 4950 deals with procedures for filing a complaint of sexual harassment.
Sexual Harassment

Declaration of Nondiscrimination—Individuals With Disabilities

To communicate to all program managers the basic provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, which are designed to eliminate discrimination on the basis of disability and to advise program managers that all provisions of the current version of Policy 1450 apply to persons with disabilities.
Declaration of Nondiscrimination—Individuals With Disabilities

HR Connection

Question for Human Resources? Submit it through the HR Connection portal or call 571-423-3000 or 1-800-831-4331.