Anti- Discrimination Notification

The Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) prohibits discrimination in all programs and activities sponsored by the Department or with which the Department is associated.

Programs receiving assistance from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, such as those at SCDNR prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age and sex (in educational programs, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972).

Additionally, the Department of Natural Resources recognizes that current and prospective employees of the Department are our most valuable resource, and the Department is committed to providing equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, physical disability or political affiliation. This applies to all personnel actions including, but not limited to recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, layoffs, recalls from layoffs, and educational, social or recreational programs of the Department.

If an individual feels he/she has been discriminated against or witnessed discrimination in any program, activity or service provided by the Department of Natural Resources, that individual may file a complaint with the Agency Ombudsman concerning agency affiliated programs and activities or the Human Resources Director concerning equal employment opportunities and/ or sexual harassment issues. Contact information for these agency representatives follows:

Mr. Breck Carmichael
Assistant to the Director
SCDNR
P.O. Box 167
Columbia, SC  29202
803-734-3941
CarmichaelB@dnr.sc.gov
Ms. Terri McGee
Human Resources Director
SCDNR
P.O. Box 167
Columbia, SC  29202
803-734-3979
McGeeT@dnr.sc.gov

The general procedures for filing a complaint with the Department are as follows:

Although the Department encourages an individual to file complaints internally with the Department before seeking resolution elsewhere, an individual has the right to file with these agencies at any time if he/she chooses not to use the service provided by the Department; however, specific timeframes must be met. The respective agency may be contacted for information regarding its complaint procedure and time limits.