Civil Affairs

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act, State agencies must ensure that the employment process is accessible to persons with disabilities. Specifically, these laws require that the State provide reasonable accommodations upon request by individuals participating in all steps of the employment process. This includes the initial testing phases of the candidate selection process for state positions as well as the subsequent employment interview process.

Any and all accommodation requests by applicants throughout the State employment process should be appropriately reviewed and considered by the ADA Coordinator and human resources staff in state hiring agencies.

If you need such an accommodation, please contact:

Martha Younger-White, Bureau Chief, Bureau of Accessibility and Job Accommodation
Voice: (312) 793-0034
TTY: (888) 614-2385
FAX: (312) 793-2406

Mission to Our Customers

The Bureau of Civil Affairs strives to provide fair and unbiased treatment to employees and individuals requesting services from the Department of Human Services. We strive to create an environment free from discrimination and harassment for those we employ as well as those customers we serve.

Ganapathi Ramaswamy, Civil Affairs, EEO/AA Director

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about discrimination, harassment, or the process to file a charge you can call the Bureau of Civil Affairs Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm at one of the following numbers:

Northern Illinois
Chicago Office
(312) 793-8300
Central Illinois
Springfield Office