Civil Rights Complaints

Equal Employment and Nondiscrimination Statement

KCSDV is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions, training and education, or service practices on the basis of ethnicity, race, color, creed, sex, age, veteran status, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religion or on any other basis that would be in violation of applicable Federal, state, or local law.

This policy applies to all employment, education, and services practices, including recruiting, selecting, hiring, promoting, transferring, training, disciplining, compensating, or any other staffing, rightsizing, or downsizing activity as well as all training and education programming.

Civil Rights Complaint Procedure

A person who believes she/he has been excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, subjected to discrimination under, or denied any training, education or employment because of ethnicity, race, color, creed, sex, age, veteran status, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religion or on any other basis that would be in violation of applicable Federal, state, or local law, or has been retaliated against for engaging in protected activity can file a complaint with the KCSDV Executive Director in person, through email, or by mail.

All inquiries and complaints must be in writing and should be addressed to the KCSDV Executive Director, who is the organization’s Civil Rights Liaison. Complaints about the KCSDV Executive Director may be addressed to the President of the Board of Directors.

The KCSDV Executive Director will notify such person of her/his right to file a complaint with any of the following state or federal agencies:

Kansas Human Rights Commission (KHRC)

900 SW Jackson

Suite 568-South

Landon Office Building

Topeka, Kansas 66612

Phone: 785-296-3206

Fax: 785-296-0589

TTY: 785-296-0245

http://www.khrc.net

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

National Contact Center at 1-800-669-4000 or 1-800-669-6820 (TTY)

Gateway Tower II, 4th & State Avenue, 9th Floor, Kanas City, Kansas 66101

http://www.eeoc.gov/employees/charge.cfm

Office of Civil Rights (OCR)

Office of Justice Programs

U.S. Department of Justice

810 7th Street, NW

Washington, D.C. 20531

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/know.html

When notified that a person believes she/he has been discriminated against and wishes to file a complaint, the KCSDV Executive Director will notify such person that if she/he wishes to file a complaint with KHRC, EEOC or OCR, that complaint must be filed within the time frames set forth by those agencies as can be found at the links below:

http://www.eoc.gov/employees/timeliness.cfm

http://www.khrc.net/complaint.html

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/qa-complaints.html

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