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Title VI Non-Discrimination Policy



Title VI Non-Discrimination Policy

Background:
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 reads:
“No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

Policy:
The City of Seneca Council is committed to the compliance with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended and all related regulations and directives.

City of Seneca assures that no person shall on the basis of race, color or national origin be excluded from participation in , be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity. The City of Seneca assures every effort will be made to ensure non-discrimination in all of its programs and activities, whether or not those programs and activities are federally funded. The City of Seneca will take reasonable steps to provide meaningful access to services for persons with Limited English Proficiency.

Responsibilities:
The Planning and Development Department is responsible for acting as Title VI liaison. Responsibilities include ensuring compliance with Title VI.
If an individual believes he or she has been subjected to discrimination or harassment in violation of their civil rights, he or she may file a complaint with Title VI liaison. All complaints must be filed within 180 days of the alleged act of discrimination. The liaison will submit an independent and impartial report with respect to the established facts of the case. Efforts will be made to resolve complaints and correct any discrimination found.

The City Clerk’s office is responsible for overseeing and reviewing the actions of Title VI liaison.
The Policy applies to all City of Seneca departments, contractors and elected officials.


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