EQUAL OPPORTUNITY (EO) RIGHTS NOTIFICATION and Grievance Procedures

Equal Opportunity Is The Law

The recipient* is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, & related medical conditions, sex stereotyping, transgender status, and gender identify), nation origin, age, disability, or political affiliation or belief, or, against any beneficiary of, applicant to , or participant in programs financially assist under Title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), on the basis of the individual’s citizenship status or participation in any WIOA Title I financially assisted program or activity. If you think that you have been subjected to discrimination under a WIOA-funded program or activity, you may file a complaint within 180 days from the date of the alleged violation with the Equal Opportunity Officer: Marty Holliday, Equal Opportunity Officers for New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Board, 6580 Valley Center Drive, Radford, VA 24141, (540) 633-6764 or you may file a complaint directly: Director, Civil Rights Center (CRC), U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue N.W., Room N-4123, Washington, D.C. 20210. If you elect to file your complaint with the recipient, you must wait until the recipient issues a decision or until 60 days have passed, whichever is sooner, before filing with DCR (see address above). If the recipient has not provided you with a written decision within 60 days of the filing of the compliant, you need not wait for a decision to be issued, but may file a complaint with CRC within 30 days of the expiration of the 60 day period. If you are dissatisfied with the recipient’s resolution of your complaint, you may file a complaint with CRC. Such complaint must be filed within 30 days of the date you received notice of the recipient’s proposed resolution.

*Recipient– means any entity to which Federal financial assistance under the WIOA Grant is extended, either directly or through Governor or through another recipient (including any successor, assigned or transferee of a recipient), but excluding the ultimate beneficiaries of the WIOA-funded program or activity and the Governor. Recipient includes, but is not limited to: State Employment Security Agencies, State-level agencies that administer WIOA funds, WIOA grant recipients, Sub-state grant recipients and service providers, as well as National Program recipients.

Equal Employment Opportunity – Policy Statement for Program Participants

New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Board is committed to those policies that permit and contribute to equal opportunity for all persons. No individual will be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, subjected to discrimination under, or denied employment in connection with any WIOA program because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, & related medical conditions, sex stereotyping, transgender status, and gender identify), nation origin, age, disability, or political affiliation or belief, or, against any beneficiary of, applicant to, or participant in programs financially assist under Title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) or other programs delivered by, on the basis of the individual’s citizenship status or participation in any WIOA Title I financially assisted program or activity.

To deny one’s contribution to our effort because he or she is a member of a minority group is an injustice, not only to the individual, but to the agency as well. It is the intention of this agency to carry this commitment of equal opportunity to the extent of our legal requirements so that we may fulfill our moral and social obligations to the community.

Confidentiality

It is the policy of the New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Investment Area Consortium Board to
protect the confidentiality of all Workforce Investment Act customer information.

Maintenance and Release of Data: Program Operators must collect data in order to document eligibility and provide services for Workforce Investment Act programs. The New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Investment Area Consortium Board, Program Operators, and subcontractors will make every effort to collect and store data in a manner that ensures it will not be accessible to anyone without authorized access. Data collected will only be used to document eligibility or provide a WIA service. Any other use of customer data will requirewritten consent from the customer or customer’s parent/legal guardian. Upon request, data can be released to the subject of the information.

Access to Data: Upon request, Program Operators shall make available to the Virginia Community College System and its designated agents, as well as to government authorities and its designated agents, access to all documents and working papers. Access includes the right of designated agents to obtain copies of working documents, as is reasonable and necessary to determine compliance with and ensure enforcement of the provisions of the Workforce Investment Act.

Disclosure of Individual Identity:The identity of any individual who furnishes information relating to an investigation, compliance review, or customer satisfaction survey, including the identity of any individual who files a complaint, must be kept confidential to the extent possible, consistent with a fair determination of the issue. If it is deemed necessary to disclose an individual’s identity, this individual must be protected from retaliation.

Equal Employment Opportunity Record of Understanding:

I, the applicant/customer, agree that I have been informed about the New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Board Grievance Procedure should I have a complaint or grievance. I have been informed about the Affirmative Action Mechanism in accordance with Section 107 (Nondiscrimination) of the Federal Register, Dated October 13, 1990 and that New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Board has an Affirmative Action Mechanism in force which all states are expected to abide by. (Policy on file at the New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Board, and is available upon request.) I have received a copy of this document for my records. I acknowledge that I have read and understand this Equal Employment, Confidentiality and Grievance Policy. Staff have explained this policy and have answered any questions I may have had.


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The NR/MR Workforce Development Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary Aids and Services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. It is the fundamental policy of this organization not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or age with respect to recruitment, hiring, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment.