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Please be advised that due to the current health situation, you have the option to schedule an in-office interview which will be conducted by video using EEOC office equipment or schedule an interview by phone. Individuals who come into the office without an appointment will be screened for appropriate follow-up. Scheduling an interview is strongly recommended and individuals with appointments will be given priority. 

You are encouraged to visit the EEOC Public Portal ( to schedule an intake appointment by telephone or an in-office interview which will be conducted by video using EEOC office equipment. The system can also be accessed by going directly to our website at

There are strict deadlines for filing a charge of discrimination, please review the information in the timeliness tab or call 1-800-669-4000.

For individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, you can reach EEOC by videophone at 1-844-234-5122. If you have a disability which prevents you from accessing the Public Portal or you otherwise have difficulty with accessing the portal, please call 1-800-669-4000.

For information on temporary office closures due to inclement weather or other issues, see our Operating Status page.



Chicago District Office


JCK Federal Building
230 S Dearborn Street (Suite 1866)
Chicago, IL 60604
United States

ASL Video Phone
Amrith Aakre
Regional Attorney
Gregory M. Gochanour
Office Hours

The office hours for the Chicago District Office are 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

If you believe you have been subjected to employment discrimination, please access the online Public Portal here.  You will be asked to answer a series of questions about your employment situation, and where applicable, be directed to schedule an appointment with an investigator.  You may schedule an appointment with a member of our staff via phone or in-office video.  We are not currently conducting in person interviews due to health concerns about COVID-19.  You must have access to the internet and an e-mail address to use the Public Portal.

If you have a disability, are unable to access the Public Portal or otherwise have difficulty with the Portal, please e-mail or call (312) 872-9744 for assistance.  Please say and spell your first and last name, the number where you can be reached between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., provide an e-mail address if you have one and a brief description of the issue you are having.  An EEOC staff member will respond to your e-mail or your call.

If you have already filed a Charge of Discrimination, please check the status of your charge by clicking here.  This site will give you the contact information for the assigned staff member.