The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The Office of EEO/AA is fully committed to supporting NJ TRANSIT's goal of building a fair, diverse, and inclusive workforce where all employees are empowered to reach their fullest potential by ensuring equal access to employment opportunities, maintaining a workplace free from unlawful harassment, discrimination, and retaliation for our employees and business partners, providing training and outreach to prevent harassment and discrimination, and investigating and resolving allegations of employment discrimination.
NJ TRANSIT is an equal employment opportunity workplace committed to inclusion and diversity. As an advocate of NJ TRANSIT’s commitment, the Office of EEO/AA is charged with ensuring that the agency’s equal opportunity and affirmative action programs are free from discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, liability for military service, mental or physical disability, ancestry, age, sex, pregnancy, breastfeeding, gender identity and expression, transgender status, marital status, civil union status, religion, domestic partnership status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, or any other federal or state protected category. Our office investigates allegations of employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; conducts harassment and discrimination prevention training; and develops and monitors, the Equal Opportunity, and Affirmation Action Program under Executive order 11246 and the requirements of the Federal Transit Administration.
All employees and applicants alleging discrimination, harassment, or retaliation based on a protected category should contact the Office of EEO/AA within three years of the occurrence of the alleged incident. Each complaint will be reviewed and a prompt, thorough investigation will take place. Your complaint will be kept confidential to the extent possible. Retaliation against an individual who files a charge or complaint of discrimination, participates in an employment discrimination proceeding (such as an investigation or lawsuit), or otherwise engages in protected activity is prohibited and will not be tolerated.
Complaints for discrimination can be sent to: Discrimination Complaint Form
The Office of EEO/AA
One Penn Plaza East, 2nd Fl
Newark, NJ 07105-2246
Email: [email protected]
Hotline Number: (973) 491-8020
In addition to filing an internal complaint, individuals have the right to file a complaint of alleged discrimination and/or harassment simultaneously with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and/or the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR). Please be advised that both the EEOC and DCR have time limits on when complaints may be filed. For additional information, please visit http://www.eeoc.gov and https://www.njoag.gov/about/divisions-and-offices/division-on-civil-rights-home/.
- EEO Discrimination Complaint Process
If you are an employee, former employee, or applicant for employment and believe you have been subject to behavior that violates this policy based on the above protected categories or retaliation for an EEO protected activity, and wish to pursue the EEO complaint process, you are encouraged to contact the Office of EEO/AA within three years of occurrence of the alleged incident. You may file a complaint in the following ways:
Mail your complaint to NJ TRANSIT Headquarters Attn: The Office of EEO/AA One Penn Plaza East, 2nd Fl Newark, NJ 07105-2246To file a formal complaint of discrimination, you may complete an online form here (link)
If you need to reach a member of the Office of EEO/AA please call our hotline number at (973) 491-8020; or send an e-mail to [email protected]
Printable EEO Discrimination Complaint form (pdf)
- EEO/AA Policy Statement
- EO/AA Policy Statement (English)
- EO/AA Policy Statement (Spanish)
- EO/AA Policy Statement (Chinese)
- EO/AA Policy Statement (French)
- EO/AA Policy Statement (Korean)
- EO/AA Policy Statement (Portugese)
Translation of EEO Policy Statements is performed by Google Translate, a third-party service which NJ TRANSIT has no control over.
- Complaints to External Agencies
Aside from the internal process at NJ TRANSIT, employees, former employees, and applicants for employment also file a complaint with either of the following external agencies, within the timeframes set forth by the agency.
The State of New Jersey Office Division on Civil Rights (“DCR”)
You may contact a regional office or visit njoag.gov/about/divisions-and-offices/division-on-civil-rights-home/division-on-civil-rights-file-a-complaint/ for more information about filing a complaint. The website also contains information for DCR’s regional offices across New Jersey.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
An individual can file a complaint with the EEOC anytime within 300 days of the alleged violation of the law. There is no cost to file a complaint the EEOC.
The EEOC has district, area, and field offices where complaints can be filed. Contact the EEOC by calling 1-800-669-4000 (1-800-669-6820 (TTY), visiting their website at www.eeoc.gov, or via email at [email protected].
- EEO/AA Program
In accordance with requirements of the FTA and Executive Order 11246, NJ TRANSIT has prepared an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Program. In compliance with federal requirements, NJ TRANSIT’s program calls for proactive measures to employ and advance qualified females and minorities.