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DEP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, handicap, or marital status in the administration of its programs and activities; nor does DEP retaliate or intimidate against anyone who exercises their rights or privileges guaranteed by state or federal nondiscrimination laws or opposes an action prohibited under state or federal nondiscrimination laws.
A person who thinks they have been discriminated against by an employee or contractor of DEP on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, handicap, or marital status, or thinks they have been retaliated against for having engaged in protected activity, may file a complaint with DEP’s Inspector General using the Complaint of Discrimination form. The form is available in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole, as provided below. The Inspector General is responsible for monitoring DEP’s compliance with its directives and policies and directing and supervising investigations related to alleged misconduct, including violations of state and federal nondiscrimination laws.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.