Equal Opportunity

It is against the law for this recipient of Federal financial assistance to discriminate on the following bases:

· Against any individual in the United States, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief; and against any beneficiary of programs financially assisted under Title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), on the basis of the beneficiary’s citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, or his or her participation in any WIA Title I-financially assisted program or activity.

· The recipient must not discriminate in any of the following areas: deciding who will be admitted, or have access, to any WIA TitleI-financially assisted program or activity; providing opportunities in, or treating any person with regard to, such a program or activity; or making employment decisions in the administration of, or in connection with, such a program or activity.

What to Do If You Believe You Have Experienced Discrimination

If you think that you have been subjected to discrimination under a WIA Title I-financially assisted program or activity, you may file a complaint within 180 days from the date of the alleged violation with either:

Brent Stevens
Northwest Workforce Development Board Equal Opportunity Officer
912 Main St. Trenton , MO 64683
Telephone: (660) 359-3622 Extension 1234
Email: bstevens@mail.ncmisssouri.edu
Missouri 711 Relay Services Available
or
Danielle Smith
State WIA Equal Opportunity Officer
421 E. Dunklin P.O Box 1087
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Telephone: (573) 751-2428 or Fax: (573)751-4088
Email: danielle.Smith@ded.mo.gov or
Email: DWDComplaintsandgrievances@ded.mo.gov
Missouri 711 Relay Services Available
or
Civil Rights Center (CRC)
U.S. Department of Labor,
200 Constitution Avenue NW,
Room N-4123, Washington, DC 20210

If you file your complaint with the recipient, you must wait either until the recipient issues a written Notice of Final Action, or until 90 days have passed (whichever is sooner), before filing with the Civil Rights Center (see address above). The recipient must offer you alternative dispute resolution in an effort to resolve your complaint. If the recipient does not give you a written Notice of Final Action within 90 days of the day on which you filed your complaint, you do not have to wait for the recipient to issue that Notice before filing a complaint with the CRC. However, you must file your CRC complaint within 30 days of the 90-day deadline (in other words, within 120 days after the day on which you filed your complaint with the recipient). If the recipient does give you a written Notice of Final Action on your complaint, but you are dissatisfied with the decision or resolution, you may file a complaint with the CRC. You must file your CRC complaint within 30 days of the date on which you received the Notice of Final Action.
 

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