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Protect Your Rights Iowa Government Agencies

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Please select a topic below to jump directly to the corresponding agency:

1. Discrimination/Harassment

2. Safety & Health

3. Unemployment Insurance

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

5. Workers' Compensation

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: http://www.state.ia.us/government/crc/index.html

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

819 North Sixth St, Room 255
Milwaukee WI 53203
Phone: 414-227-4384
Fax: 414-227-4084
TTY: 414-227-4081
Website: http://www.dwd.state.wi.us.er

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: http://www.iowaworkforce.org/labor/iosh/index.html

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: uiclaimshelp@iwd.state.ia.us
Web Address: http://www.iowaworkforce.org/ui/index.html

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.

File an Unemployment Insurance Claim
Facts About Unemployment Insurance Guide

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

E-mail: IWD.CustomerService@iwd.state.ia.us
Web Address: http://www.iowaworkforce.org/labor/

Frequently Asked Workplace Wage Questions
Claim For Wages Form and Cover Letter

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: iwd.dwc@iwd.state.ia.us
Web Address: http://www.iowaworkforce.org/wc/index.html

Frequently Asked Questions