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BARNSTABLE COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION ORGANIZATION 

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender or gender identity, disability, ancestry, age, marital status, public assistance status, sexual orientation, veteran history/military status or genetic information. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202)720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider employer, and lender.”

 

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS

Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Please provide a description of the accommodation you will need, including as much detail as you can. In addition, please include a way we may contact you if we need more information. Please allow at last two weeks (14 days) advance notice. Last minute requests will be accepted but may be impossible to fill. Send an email to Justyna Marczak, Barnstable County ADA Coordinator at jmarczak@barnstablecounty.org or call 508-375-6646.

 

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT BARNSTABLE COUNTY GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

The following Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in employment practices and policies or the provision of services, activities, programs, and benefits by Barnstable County.

The complaint should be in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination such as name, address, phone number of complainant and location, date, and description of the problem. Alternative means of filing complaint such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the complaint,
will be made available for persons with disabilities upon request.

The complaint should be submitted by the grievant and/or his/her designee as soon as possible, but no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation to:

Justyna Marczak
Human Resources
ADA Coordinator
P.O. Box 427
Barnstable, MA 02630
Voice: 508-375-6626

Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the complaint, the Coordinator will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days after the meeting, the Coordinator will respond in writing, and, where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, such as large print, Braille or audiotape. The response will explain the position of Barnstable County and offer options for substantive resolution of the complaint. If the response by the Coordinator does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the complainant and/or his/her designee may appeal the decision of the ADA Coordinator within 15 calendar days after receipt of the response to the Barnstable County Commissioners or their designee.

Within 15 calendar days after the receipt of the appeal, Barnstable County Commissioners or their designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days after the meeting the Barnstable County Commissioners or their designee will respond in
writing, and where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, such as audio tape, with a final resolution of the complaint.

All complaints received by the Coordinator, appeals to the Barnstable County Commissioners or their designee, and responses from the ADA Coordinator and Barnstable County Commissioners or their designee will be kept by Barnstable County for at least three years.