Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

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This program reflects the commitment by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) to comply with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and to ensure that no person shall, on the basis of disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity provided by SACOG.

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SACOG Non-Discrimination Policy

It is SACOG’s policy to comply with state and federal laws and regulations including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and other federal discrimination laws and regulations, as well as the Unruh Civil Rights Act of 1959, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, and other California State discrimination laws and regulations. SACOG does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity in conducting its business. SACOG prohibits discrimination by its employees, contractors and consultants.

SACOG ADA Grievance Procedure

As an agency serving the public, SACOG is required to comply with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and ensure that services and benefits are provided on a non-discriminatory basis. SACOG has implemented this Grievance Procedure to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which outlines a process for local disposition of ADA complaints and is consistent with guidelines found in the Federal Department of Justice Rules effective March 15, 2011.

This Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG). All complaints, requests for reconsideration, and appeals will be retained by SACOG for at least seven years. SACOG’s Personnel Policy governs employment-related complaints of disability discrimination.

The complaint procedure has five steps, outlined as follows:

  1. Submission of Complaint: Any person who feels that he or she, individually, or as a member of any class of persons, on the basis disability status has been excluded from or denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any program or activity through SACOG may file a written Complaint with SACOG’s ADA Coordinator either on-line or in hard copy. Such Complaint must be filed within 180 calendar days after the date the person believes the discrimination occurred. Alternative means of filing a Complaint will be made available to people with disabilities.
ADA Coordinator
SACOG
1415 L Street, Suite 300 (3rd Floor)
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 321-9000
ADA-Coordinator@sacog.org
  1. Referral to Review Officer: Upon receipt of a Complaint, the ADA Coordinator shall appoint one or more staff review officers, as appropriate, to evaluate and investigate the Complaint, in consultation with SACOG Legal Counsel. The staff review officer(s) shall complete their review no later than 60 calendar days after the date SACOG received the Complaint. If more time is required, the ADA Coordinator shall notify the Complainant of the estimated time-frame for completing the review. Upon completion of the review, the staff review officer(s) shall make a recommendation regarding the merit of the Complaint and whether remedial actions are available to provide redress. Additionally, the staff review officer(s) may recommend improvements to SACOG’s processes relative to the ADA, as appropriate. The staff review officer(s) shall forward their recommendations to the ADA Coordinator, for concurrence. If s/he concurs, s/he shall issue SACOG’s written response to the Complainant (or, where appropriate, in a format accessible to the Complainant, such as large print, Braille, or audio tape).
  2. Request for Reconsideration: If the Complainant disagrees with SACOG’s response, he or she may request reconsideration by submitting the request, in writing, to the SACOG Chief Executive Officer within 10 calendar days after its receipt. Alternative means of filing a request for reconsideration will be available to people with disabilities who require such an alternative. The request for reconsideration shall be sufficiently detailed to contain any items the Complainant feels were not fully understood by the ADA Coordinator or staff review officer(s). The Chief Executive Officer will notify the Complainant of his or her decision either to accept or reject the request for reconsideration within 10 calendar days. In cases where the Chief Executive Officer agrees to reconsider, the matter shall be returned to the staff review officer(s) to re-evaluate in accordance with Paragraph 2, above. Submissions to the Chief Executive Officer shall be addressed as follows:
Chief Executive Officer
SACOG
1415 L Street, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95814
  1. Appeal: If the request for reconsideration is denied, the Complainant may appeal the Chief Executive Officer’s response to the Complaint by submitting a written appeal ( or, where appropriate, in a format accessible to the Complainant) to the SACOG Board of Directors no later than 10 calendar days after receipt of the Chief Executive Officer’s written decision rejecting reconsideration. Submissions to the Board of Director’s shall be addressed as follows:
Chief Executive Officer
SACOG
1415 L Street, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95814
  1. Submission of Complaint to the U.S. Department of Justice: You may also file a complaint directly with the U.S Department of Justice at U.S. DOJ, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section — 1425 NYAV, Washington’ D.C. 90530 OR (202) 307-1197 ORADA.complaint@usdoj.gov.