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Debbie Clemen
Senior Planner / Peninsula RTPO Coordinator
WSDOT, Olympic Region Planning

Email
clemend@wsdot.wa.gov

Phone
(360) 704-3204

Fax
(360) 357-2748

Address
5720 Capitol Boulevard
Tumwater, WA 98504
PO Box 47440
Olympia, WA 98504-7440

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Title VI Policy

Nondiscrimination Policies and Procedures

The Peninsula RTPO is committed to fostering an environment of inclusion. The Peninsula RTPO operates its programs without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age or disability in accordance with applicable laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Acto f 1964 and RCW 49.60. The Peninsula RTPO complies with all state and federal laws and regulations concerning equal opportunity and nondiscrimination.

The Peninsula RTPO hereby gives public notice that is the policy of the Peninsula RTPO to assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, related statutes and regulations.

Title VI requires that no person in the United States of America shall, on the ground of race, color, sex or national origin be exluded from the participation in, be denied the enefit of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity for which the Peninsula RTPO receives federal financial assistance. Any person who believes that they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI has a right to file a formal complaint with the Peninsula RTPO. Any such complaint must be in writing and filed with the Peninsula RTPO within one hundred eighty (180) days following the date of the alleged discriminatory occurrence.

Title VI Plan

Title VI is a federal law that ensures no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex or national origin, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity that receives federal financial assistance.

Civil Right

The Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 amended Title VI to specify that entire institutions receiving federal funds, whether schools, colleges, government entities, or private employers, must comply with federal civil rights laws, rather than just the particular programs or activities that receive federal funds.

Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

As a recipient of federal funds, the Peninsula RTPO also complies with regulations addressing Environmental Justice with minority and low-income populations, and improving access to people with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). LEP persons do not speak English as their primary language and have no ability or are limited in their ability to read, write, speak or understand English. Pertinent documents will be translated into the desired language upon request.

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Peninsula RTPO will ensure that no qualified disabled individual shall, soley on the basis of his or her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any of its programs, services, or activities as provided by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).

Accommodation requests for people with disabilities can be made by contacting the Peninsula RTPO's coordinator, Debbie Clemen at clemend@wsdot.wa.gov

How to File a Complaint

If you feel you have been discriminated against under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, please view our complaint procedures in the Title VI Plan and use the Title VI Complaint Form. If you would like to talk to, or need assistance filling out the complaint form, contact the Title VI Coordinator, Debbie Clemen.

 

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