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Diversity & Equal Opportunity Affairs

A former shelter resident (near right, with a case manager at the Kensington Shelter in Brooklyn) moved out with rental assistance from one of the City's new programs, CityFEPS.

DHS' Office of Diversity & Equal Opportunity Affairs (DEOA) is responsible for promoting diversity within the agency and implementing the City's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and standards.

Download the Citywide Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The DEOA office also handles requests for reasonable accommodations for employees, as well as any complaints of discrimination filed by DHS employees, job applicants, and clients. Furthermore, the office aims to incorporate diversity into the agency's day-to-day endeavors, as it delivers sound, culturally sensitive and relevant services to New Yorkers.

DHS makes every effort to place clients where they feel safe, and where staff can ensure appropriate, affirming, and culturally competent services.

Learn more about Transgender, Non-binary, and Intersex Policy

Reasonable Accommodation For Employees with Disabilities

Learn more about the accommodation process
Download the DHS Reasonable Accommodation Request Form (for employees)

Complaints of Discrimination

Current employees, applicants, and clients who believe that they have information regarding discriminatory conduct that violates the Citywide EEO policy can review the complaint process on the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) website.

Learn more about DSS-HRA-DHS' Non-Discrimination Policy


If you have any questions related to equal employment opportunities or equal access to DHS services, please contact the Office of Diversity & Equal Opportunity Affairs.

Office of Diversity & Equal Opportunity Affairs
33 Beaver Street
17th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Phone: 212-361-8003
Fax: 212-361-7912

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