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Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity Office

The Affirmative Action Department is administered by the Affirmative Action Director who is employed by the City.

The Affirmative Action Officer and Equal Employment Opportunity 

The Affirmative Action Officer is responsible for dealing with allegations of Civil Rights violations and accepts and investigates all allegations of unlawful employment discrimination and harassment based on race, gender, age (over-40), color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. 

Once a complaint is filed, the matter is investigated. Upon the determination of reasonable cause to believe that the unlawful discrimination or harassment has occurred, the department administrator or supervisor concerned will be notified of the allegation(s). If it is the department administrator or supervisor who is alleged to have committed a prohibited act, the AAO / EEO Officer will confer with and refer the matter to the City Manager for appropriate action. Upon completion of the investigation, the AAO / EEO Officer will make a determination of findings and provide recommendations for corrective action. 

The AAO/ EEO Officer is significantly involved in the Police, Fire Department recruitment process. This includes participation in interviews, meeting with the recruiting departments, reviewing application and recruitment materials, assisting in the preparation of advertisements.

The City of East Providence has many resources available for our residents.  Please contact our office if you have questions or would like your service provider added to our list.

Service      Phone Number
Department of Human Services (401) 462-5300
Food Stamp Office

(401) 729-5400 or (800) 984-8989

S.N.A.P (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (401) 222-7272
Barrington Tap-In          (401) 247-1444
Newman Congregational Church     (401) 438-8899 or (401) 434-2886
East Bay Community Action Program (401) 437-1000
St. Francis Xavier Church (401) 434-1878
Electric Benefit Transfer EBT     (888) 979-9939
Child Support Services/Enforcement (401) 458-4400
RITE Share Services (401) 462-0311
Medical Assistance Provider Help Desk     (401) 784-8100 or (800) 964-6211
East Bay Heating Assistance (401) 437-5102
"Keep the Heat On" Heating Assistance Program  (401) 421-7833

Additional Links

Contact Information

Address: 

City of East Providence 
145 Taunton Avenue 
East Providence, RI 02914 

Elmer Carvalho Pina, Affirmative Action /EEO Officer

Phone:(401) 435-7500 x11020 
Fax: (401) 435-1920

epina@cityofeastprov.com