Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
This program reflects the commitment by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and to ensure 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 subjected to discrimination under any program or activity provided by SACOG.
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SACOG Title VI Report
A copy of SACOG’s most recent Title VI Program Report is available for review below, or by contacting the SACOG Title VI Coordinator by phone at (916) 321-9000 for a copy by mail or fax or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for a PDF copy.
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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.
Title VI Complaint Procedure
As a recipient of federal dollars, SACOG is required to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and ensure that services and benefits are provided on a non-discriminatory basis. SACOG has implemented this Title VI Complaint Procedure, which outlines a process for local disposition of Title VI complaints and is consistent with guidelines found in the Federal Transit Administration Circular 4702.1B, dated October 1, 2012.
The complaint procedure has five steps, outlined as follows:
- Submission of Complaint: Any person who feels that he or she, individually, or as a member of any class of persons, on the basis of race, color, national origin, or low-income status has been excluded from or denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance through SACOG may file a written complaint with SACOG’s Title VI Coordinator either online or in hard copy. Such complaint must be filed within 180 calendar days after the date the person believes the discrimination occurred.
- Referral to Review Officer: Upon receipt of a Complaint, the Title VI Coordinator shall appoint one or more staff review officers, as appropriate, to evaluate and investigate the Complaint, in consultation with 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 Title VI 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 Title VI and environmental justice, as appropriate. The staff review officer(s) shall forward their recommendations to the Title VI Coordinator, for concurrence. If s/he concurs, s/he shall issue SACOG’s written response to the Complainant.
- Request for Reconsideration: If the Complainant disagrees with the response, he or she may request reconsideration by submitting the request, in writing, to the SACOG Executive Director within 10 calendar days after its receipt. The request for reconsideration shall be sufficiently detailed to contain any items the Complainant feels were not fully understood by the Title VI Coordinator or staff review officer(s). The Executive Director will notify the Complainant of his decision either to accept or reject the request for reconsideration within 10 calendar days. In cases where the Executive Director agrees to reconsider, the matter shall be returned to the staff review officer(s) to re-evaluate in accordance with Paragraph 2, above.
- Appeal: If the request for reconsideration is denied, the Complainant may appeal the Executive Directors’s response to the Complaint by submitting a written appeal to the SACOG Board of Directors no later than 10 calendar days after receipt of the Executive Directors’s written decision rejecting reconsideration.
- Submission of Complaint to the Federal Transit Administration: You may also file a complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration at FTA Office of Civil Rights, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20590.
Draft Title VI Program Report Update
The Draft SACOG Title VI Program Report Update is available for review. Please submit any comment no later than May 19, 2021.