The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is committed to principles of equal employment opportunity throughout the Department and equal access to all of its programs, services, and activities. Accordingly, the public, Department employees, applicants for employment, contractors, regulated entities, and all other persons are to be treated equitably and fairly, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability, genetic information, military/veteran status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), or socioeconomic status. The Department complies with all requirements of the Missouri Human Rights Act, Chapter 213 Mo. Rev. Stat., as amended; Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and all other applicable laws, regulations, and executive orders.

The Department will provide equal opportunity for all in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, and all other terms and conditions of employment. The Department will make reasonable modifications and accommodations to ensure that all persons have an equal opportunity to participate in, or benefit from, all Department programs, services, and activities. The Department will not grant, deny, or revoke a permit, license, registration, or certification on the basis of any protected category.

The Department will make every effort to provide appropriate auxiliary aids, equipment, and services for the visually or hearing impaired, and for persons with language barriers who require alternate means of communication (e.g., qualified interpreters, readers, Braille or large print materials, closed-captioned video programs, American Sign Language, etc.). Individuals who require special services or accommodations to participate in a Department program, service, or activity should make arrangements by contacting the Department as soon as possible, but no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event if reasonable. Individuals should contact the Department liaison listed for the respective Department program, service, or activity. General inquiries for assistance may be made by calling 573-522-9395 or emailing Hearing and speech-impaired individuals may reach the Department contact through Relay Missouri at 800-735-2966.

The Department will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability, or any group of individuals with disabilities, to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services, or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public, but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs. The Department is not required to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

Complaint Procedures

Any person who believes they have been subjected to unequal treatment or discrimination by a Department employee or based on a Department policy or practice should report the incident(s) to the contact listed below. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals may reach the Department through Relay Missouri at 800-735-2966.

External Complaint Response Policy
External Complaint of Discrimination Form

Office of Employee Relations
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Human Resources Program
PO Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176
Telephone: 573-522-9395
Toll-free: 800-361-4827