Employee Concern and Non-Discrimination Resolution Options

The Board of Education of Frederick County is committed to providing employees with a safe and supportive environment that fosters mutual respect, equity, inclusion and acceptance of the rich diversity that makes up our community.  The following information outlines the range of ways in which employees can have concerns addressed and resolved. We encourage all employees to start by reaching out to their supervisor to address concerns.  In addition, employees may reach out to the Board of Education Ombuds who can help provide options for resolution of an FCPS concern or issue at Ombuds@fcps.org.  

Resolution Process

Informal Resolution

The informal concern resolution process assures prompt and equitable solutions for employees. This process does not suspend the right to file a formal complaint. Use the Employee Concern Process Map below to guide you through the process. If you have a concern about a violation of the negotiated agreement, please contact your association.

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Bullying, Harassment, & Intimidation

FCPS employees, applicants or community members may file a complaint of discrimination or harassment based on race, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, age, marital status, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, or genetic information. 

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Discrimination and Harassment - Employees / Applicants Community Members

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The EEO-Title IX email is only monitored by the Department of Human Resources.

Discrimination Complaint Form


Title IX

The Board prohibits sexual harassment of, or by, employees, students, volunteers, vendors, or others having business or contacts with the school system. All complaints of sexual harassment will be investigated and appropriate action taken to end the harassment and protect the victim from retaliation.

Title IX Training

FCPS employees complete an annual Title IX training provided by Vector Solutions, Vector Trainings K-12.

Additional Training

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Title IX Sexual Harassment


Title IX Sexual Harassment

Complaints of discrimination may also be filed with:

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights
Maryland Commission on Civil Rights

Mrs. Julie Nguyen, Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator

The EEO-Title IX email is only monitored by the Department of Human Resources.

Title IX Discrimination Formal Complaint Form


Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

This procedure outlines how employees can report alleged dishonest, fraudulent or illegal activities they believe may impact Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) business operations. Please view this video about reporting waste, fraud or abuse of taxpayer Resources:https://youtu.be/7hiHweVNGRA

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Reporting Allegations of Fraud or Illegal Activity Impacting FCPS Business Operations


Reporting Allegations of Fraud or Illegal Activity Impacting FCPS Business Operations



855-990-0017  External fraud hotline 

If the employee is not comfortable speaking to the supervisor or an outside-party hotline, or if the matter involves the supervisor, the employee is encouraged to contact the Chief Financial Officer or Executive Director of Human Resources.  


Concerns of Workplace Culture and Environment

The Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools Goal #5 prioritizes the student and staff experience and focuses on procedures and practices to ensure safety and well-being of both students and staff.  Progress toward this goal is measured annual through our staff and student climate survey. 

Supervisors of each school building and/or department are expected to review the climate survey data with their staff and create associated action plans to deepen areas of success and address areas of concern.

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