Iowa Government Agencies

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1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in Iowa, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: Iowa

Discrimination/Harassment – State Agency

Iowa Civil Rights Commission(FEPA) 211 East Maple Street, 2nd Floor Des Moines IA 50309-1858 Phone: 1-800-457-4416 Fax: 515-242-5840 E-mail: corlis.moody@icrc.state.ia.u Web Address:

Agency Description/Mission: The mission of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission is to eliminate discrimination in Iowa. Currently, the Commission fights discrimination five ways: (1) investigating and resolving complaints alleging discrimination, (2) educating the public on anti-discrimination law and on the value of diversity, (3) testing entities covered by the law to determine the nature and extent of discrimination in Iowa, (4) helping communities build diversity appreciation teams to identify and resolve discrimination and diversity issues locally, and (5) promoting the use of study circles on racism and race relations.

Discrimination/Harassment – Local Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Milwaukee District Office Reuss Federal Plaza 310 West Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 500 Milwaukee WI 53203 Phone: 414-297-4133 Fax: 414-297-4133 TTY: 1-800-669-6820 Website:

For more information about this agency, see the EEOC section of our page on federal agencies

2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)

Safety & Health – State Agency

Iowa Division of Labor Services Occupational Safety and Health 1000 E. Grand Avenue Des Moines, IA50319-0209 Business Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm CT Phone:(515) 242-5870 Fax: (515) 281-7995 For reporting fatalities and catastrophes in Iowa call: Phone: (877) 242-6742 Web Address:

Safety & Health – Local Office of Federal Agency (OSHA)

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Des Moines Area Office 210 Walnut Street, Room 815 Des Moines, Iowa 50309 Phone: (515) 284-4794 Fax: (515) 284-4058

For more information about this agency, see the OSHA section of our page on federal agencies

3. Unemployment Insurance

Iowa Workforce Development Unemployment Insurance Services Division 1000 East Grand Avenue Des Moines, IA 50319-0209 Phone: (515) 281-4199 (in the Des Moines calling area) Fax: (515) 281-4698 Toll-Free: (877) 891-5344 (outside the Des Moines area only) TTY: (515) 281-4748 TTY Toll-Free: (800) 831-1399 E-Mail: Web Address:

Agency Information/Mission: The Unemployment Insurance Services Division of Iowa Workforce Development provides services to businesses, workers and the citizens of Iowa by collecting unemployment insurance taxes, maintaining the Iowa Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund, and making payments to eligible jobless workers.

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4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards – State Agency

Iowa Workforce Development 1000 East Grand Avenue Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0209 Phone: (515) 281-5387 or (800) JOB-IOWA TTY: (515) 281-4748 or (800) 831-1399

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Wage and Hour/Labor Standards – Local Offices of Federal Agency (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor ESA Wage & Hour Division Des Moines District Office Federal Building 210 Walnut Street, Room 643 Des Moines, IA 50309-2407 Phone: (515) 284-4625 Fax: (515) 284-7171

For more information about this agency, see the U.S. Department of Labor section of our page on federal agencies

5. Workers’ Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

Iowa Workforce Development Division of Workers’ Compensation 1000 East Grand Avenue Des Moines, Iowa 50319 Phone: (515) 281-5387 Toll-Free: (800) JOB-IOWA TTD: (515) 281-4748 Fax: (515) 281-6501 E-Mail: Web Address:

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