Office of Children and Family Services

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Equal Opportunity and Diversity Development

Mission of EODD

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Development (EODD) is responsible for ensuring that efforts by the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), to continue advancing the well-being and safety of our children, families, and communities, are accomplished while promoting equal employment opportunities and diversity programs within the agency. EODD is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination, and/or harassment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, marital status, religious creed, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and/or sexual orientation.

EODD is responsible for carrying out Affirmative Action objectives. Affirmative Action does not establish a quota system, but rather employs a system developed by the Department of Civil Service as a means to meet OCFS hiring goals by integrating members of the protected class into the workforce. The protected class consists of women, persons with disabilities, Vietnam-era Veterans, persons with military status, racial minorities and persons with alternative sexual preferences. Protection from discrimination is afforded everyone on the basis of age, race, sex, religion, marital status, disability, criminal background, sexual orientation, and/or national origin.

Purpose of EODD

EODD works to make certain that employment opportunities and vendor selections within OCFS are conducted professionally, and equitably. Vendor contracts within OCFS are selected based on the high quality of goods and/or services, price, reliability of service delivery, and the appropriateness of goods and/or services for agency needs. In addition, EODD makes certain that qualified staff are recruited, trained, and promoted based on merit and are equipped to serve the diverse populations that OCFS works with in our residential facilities, as well as in our communities.

EODD processes all requests for reasonable accommodations for OCFS employees and applicants for employment. Forms are available below.

Reasonable Accommodation Policies and Forms


Office of Children and Family Services
Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Development
Jason Parrish, EODD Director / ADA Coordinator / Designee for Reasonable Accommodation
52 Washington Street
Room 237, North Building
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Phone: (518) 474-3715
Fax: (518) 473-8358

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