Accessibility and Equal Opportunity Information

Babel Notice

In accordance with 29 CFR 38.9 (g)(3), Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals seeking access to information about WIOA programs offered through the WDBSCW and its American Job Center partners, will receive language assistance in all communications of vital information.

Vital information is defined as information, whether written, oral or electronic, that is necessary for an individual to understand how to obtain any aid, benefit, service and/or training; necessary for an individual to obtain any aid, benefit, service and/or training; or required by law.

An interpreter, as well as the availability of free language assistance such as rulebooks; written tests that do not access English language competency, but rather assess competency for a particular license, job or skill for which English proficiency is not required; and letters or notices that require a response from the beneficiary or applicant, participant or employee will be provided to all LEP individuals at no cost to the individual.

WIOA Title I-financially assisted programs or activities or offerings provided by the WorkSmart Network are supported with federal funding from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The WorkSmart Network is an equal opportunity employer/program.

English

IMPORTANT! There are documents that contain important information about WIOA training services; how to apply for training services; and your rights, responsibilities and/or benefits. It is critical that you understand the information in these documents. You can receive telephone translation assistance of all documents by calling (608) 405-4400 at no cost to you.

Español

¡IMPORTANTE! Hay documentos que contienen información importante acerca de los servicios de capacitación de WIOA, cómo solicitar servicios de capacitación, sus derechos, responsabilidades y / o beneficios. Es fundamental que entienda la información de estos documentos. Usted puede recibir asistencia de traducción telefónica de todos los documentos por calling (608) 405-4400 sin costo alguno para usted.

Chinese

重要的!有些文件包含有关 WIOA 培训服务的重要信息;如何申请培训服务;以及您的权利、责任和/或利益。了解这些文档中的信息至关重要。您可以通过拨打 (608) 405-4400 免费获得所有文件的电话翻译帮助。

Zhòngyào de! Yǒuxiē wénjiàn bāohán yǒuguān WIOA péixùn fúwù de zhòngyào xìnxī; rúhé shēnqǐng péixùn fúwù; yǐjí nín de quánlì, zérèn hé/huò lìyì. Liǎojiě zhèxiē wéndàng zhōng de xìnxī zhì guān zhòngyào. Nín kěyǐ tōngguò bōdǎ (608) 405-4400 miǎnfèi huòdé suǒyǒu wénjiàn de diànhuà fānyì bāngzhù

Hmong

TSEEM CEEB! Muaj cov ntaub ntawv uas muaj cov ntaub ntawv tseem ceeb txog WIOA cov kev pabcuam kev cob qhia; yuav ua li cas thov rau kev pabcuam kev cob qhia; thiab koj cov cai, lub luag haujlwm thiab / lossis cov txiaj ntsig. Nws yog ib qho tseem ceeb uas koj nkag siab cov ntaub ntawv hauv cov ntaub ntawv no. Koj tuaj yeem tau txais kev pab txhais lus hauv xov tooj ntawm txhua cov ntaub ntawv los ntawm kev hu rau (608) 405-4400 yam tsis tau them nqi rau koj.

Korean

중요한! WIOA 교육 서비스에 대한 중요한 정보가 포함된 문서가 있습니다. 교육 서비스 신청 방법 귀하의 권리, 책임 및/또는 혜택. 이 문서의 정보를 이해하는 것이 중요합니다. (608) 405-4400으로 전화하시면 모든 문서에 대한 전화 번역 지원을 무료로 받으실 수 있습니다.

jung-yohan! WIOA gyoyug seobiseue daehan jung-yohan jeongboga pohamdoen munseoga issseubnida. gyoyug seobiseu sincheong bangbeob gwihaui gwonli, chaeg-im mich/ttoneun hyetaeg. i munseoui jeongboleul ihaehaneun geos-i jung-yohabnida. (608) 405-4400eulo jeonhwahasimyeon modeun munseoe daehan jeonhwa beon-yeog jiwon-eul mulyolo bad-eusil su issseubnida.


Accommodation Requests

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Please contact your WIOA Title I Career Planner or the WDBSCW office for such requests.

Wisconsin Relay (7-1-1)

Wisconsin Relay is a free service that provides full telephone accessibility to people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind and speech-disabled. The service is available by dialing 7-1-1 or by calling TTY 1-800-947-3529. For more information, visit www.wisconsinrelay.com.


Equal Opportunity Is the Law

It is against the law for this recipient of Federal financial assistance to discriminate on the following bases: against any individual in the United States, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, sex stereotyping, transgender status, and gender identity), national origin (including limited English proficiency), age, disability, or political affiliation or belief, or, against any beneficiary of, applicant to, or participant in programs financially assisted under Title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, on the basis of the individual's citizenship status or participation in any WIOA Title I-financially assisted program or activity.

The recipient must not discriminate in any of the following areas: deciding who will be admitted, or have access, to any WIOA Title I-financially assisted program or activity; providing opportunities in, or treating any person with regard to, such a program or activity; or making employment decisions in the administration of, or in connection with, such a program or activity.

Recipients of federal financial assistance must take reasonable steps to ensure that communications with individuals with disabilities are as effective as communications with others. This means that, upon request and at no cost to the individual, recipients are required to provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services to qualified individuals with disabilities.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED DISCRIMINATION

If you think that you have been subjected to discrimination under a WIOA Title-I financially assisted program or activity, you may file a complaint within 180 days from the date of the alleged violation with either: the recipient's Equal Opportunity Officer (or the person whom the recipient has designated for this purpose);

 

Jackie Hall, Director of Quality and Communications/Equal Opportunity Officer
Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin
3513 Anderson Street, Suite 104
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: (608) 249-9001 (voice)
TTY/TDD users contact us through Wisconsin Relay Services at 7-1-1
Email: gro.wcsbdwnull@llahj

Director, Civil Rights Center (CRC), U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-4123, Washington, DC 20210
or electronically as directed on the CRC website at www.dol.gov/crc.

If you file your complaint with the recipient, you must wait either until the recipient issues a written Notice of Final Action, or until 90 days have passed (whichever is sooner), before filing with the Civil Rights Center (see address above). If the recipient does not give you a written Notice of Final action within 90 days of the day on which you filed your complaint, you may file a complaint with CRC before receiving that Notice. However, you must file your CRC complaint within 30 days of the 90-day deadline (in other words, within 120 days after the day on which you filed your complaint with the recipient). If the recipient does give you a written Notice of Final Action on your complaint, but you are dissatisfied with the decision or resolution, you may file a complaint with CRC. You must file your CRC complaint within 30 days of the date on which you received the Notice of Final Action.

LA IGUALDAD DE OPORTUNIDAD ES LA LEY

La ley prohíbe que este beneficiario de asistencia financiera federal discrimine por los siguientes motivos: contra cualquier individuo en los Estados Unidos por su raza, color, religión, sexo (incluyendo el embarazo, el parto y las condiciones médicas relacionadas, y los estereotipos sexuales, el estatus transgénero y la identidad de género), origen nacional (incluyendo el dominio limitado del inglés), edad, discapacidad, afiliación o creencia política, o contra cualquier beneficiario, solicitante de trabajo o participante en programas de capacitación que reciben apoyo financiero bajo el Título I de la ley de Innovación y Oportunidad en la Fuerza Laboral (WIOA, por sus siglas en inglés), debido a su ciudadanía, o por su participación en un programa o actividad que recibe asistencia financiera bajo el Título I de WIOA.

El beneficiario no deberá discriminar en los siguientes áreas: decidiendo quién será permitido de participar, o tendrá acceso a cualquier programa o actividad que recibe apoyo financiero bajo el Título I de WIOA; proporcionando oportunidades en, o tratar a cualquier persona con respecto a un programa o actividad semejante; o tomar decisiones de empleo en la administración de, o en conexión a un programa o actividad semejante.

Los beneficiarios de asistencia financiera federal deben tomar medidas razonables para garantizar que las comunicaciones con las personas con discapacidades sean tan efectivas como las comunicaciones con los demás. Esto significa que, a petición y sin costo alguno para el individuo, los recipientes están obligados a proporcionar ayuda auxiliar y servicios para individuos con discapacidades calificados.

QUE DEBE HACER SI CREE QUE HA SIDO DISCRIMINADO

Si usted piensa que ha sido discriminado en un programa o actividad que recibe apoyo financiero bajo el Título I de WIOA, usted puede presentar una queja no más de 180 días después de la fecha en que ocurrió la presunta violación, ya sea con: El oficial de igualdad de oportunidad del recipiente (o la persona que el recipiente haya designado para este propósito);

Jackie Hall, Director of Quality and Communications/Equal Opportunity Officer
Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin
3513 Anderson Street, Suite 104
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: (608) 249-9001 (voice)
TTY/TDD users contact us through Wisconsin Relay Services at 7-1-1
Email: gro.wcsbdwnull@llahj

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Director, Civil Rights Center (CRC), U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-4123, Washington, DC 20210
o electrónicamente como indica el sitio web del CRC www.dol.gov/crc.

Si usted presenta una queja con el recipiente, usted debe esperar hasta que el recipiente emita una decisión final escrita o que pasen por lo menos 90 días (lo que ocurra primero), antes de presentar una queja con el Centro de Derechos Civiles (CRC, por sus siglas en inglés) a la dirección mencionada previamente. Si el beneficiario no le entrega una decisión final escrita dentro de 90 días después de la fecha en que presento su queja, usted puede presentar su queja con el CRC antes que reciba la decisión final. Sin embargo, es necesario presentar su queja con el CRC dentro de 30 días después de la fecha límite de 90 días (en otras palabras, dentro de 120 días después de la fecha en presento la queja con el recipiente). Si el recipiente emite una decisión final escrita, pero usted no está satisfecho con él resultado o resolución, usted puede presentar una queja con el CRC. Usted debe presentar su queja con el CRC dentro de 30 días después que reciba la decisión final escrita.


WDBSCW Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Effective Date: July 1, 2016

Purpose/Policy

The WDBSCW is subject to Federal, State and local anti-discrimination laws. The WDBSCW operates as an Equal Opportunity Employer. Further, the WDBSCW expects each and every employee to show courtesy, professionalism and prevent legal liability against the WDBSCW and themselves by practicing active non-discrimination and avoid even the perception of any prejudice in all interactions, services and contacts with co-workers, customers and the general public.

It is a policy of the WDBSCW not to discriminate on the basis of a person’s age, race, religion, disability, marital status, sex, national origin/ancestry or sexual orientation or any other category protected by Federal Statute or local laws in its business activities or employment practices. All employees are required to have proof of identity and authorization to work. The Organization is committed to providing a work environment free from discrimination.

To ensure compliance with all applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulations and ordinances regarding Equal Opportunity and non-discrimination in employment and service delivery, the Director of Quality and Communications, Jackie Hall, has been designated as our Equal Opportunity Coordinator for services. Any perceived discrimination issues regarding employment should be discussed with the Executive Director/CEO. The Director of Quality and Communications and Executive Director/CEO may be reached during weekdays at (608) 249-9001.

Procedure

The Director of Quality and Communications is responsible for overseeing the administration of the EEO Policy and may act through the Executive Director/CEO as necessary to carry out this policy.

The Organization is responsible for ensuring that it does not illegally discriminate, harass or retaliate in any policy, practice or procedure on the basis of any non-merit factor as outlined in the federal and state laws and regulations.

The Operations Manager will administer the Organization’s applicant tracking system and compile data for required EEOC reports, ensuring the Organization meets all EEOC-related requirements, including confirming appropriate notices are posted on the bulletin boards of the various programs and sites. This information may also be used to ensure that employment-related decisions are made in compliance with federal and state non-discrimination laws and this policy.

All employees are responsible for creating and maintaining a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

The WDBSCW is committed, and required by law, to take action if it learns of discrimination, harassment or retaliation in violation of the Organization’s EEO Policy, whether or not the aggrieved employee files a complaint.

An employee, applicant or volunteer will be given the option to file a discrimination, harassment or retaliation complaint with the Director of Quality and Communications. Both parties will be promptly informed at the conclusion of the investigation whether allegations have been found to be founded, unsubstantiated or unfounded.

The Director of Quality and Communications is responsible for promptly responding to, reporting and/or investigating any suspected acts of unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation in violation of the Organization’s EEO Policy. The Director of Quality and Communications must immediately report suspected unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation to the Executive Director/CEO.

If for any reason you cannot contact the Director of Quality and Communications or wish an alternative person, contact the Board Chair of the WDBSCW (consult the website at www.wdbscw.org for current chair name and phone number).

Contact

Jackie Hall, Director of Quality and Communications/Equal Opportunity Officer
Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin
3513 Anderson Street, Suite 104
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: (608) 249-9001
TTY/TDD users contact us through Wisconsin Relay Services at 7-1-1
Email: gro.wcsbdwnull@llahj

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DWD - DET Equal Opportunity Officer
201 E Washington Avenue, Room E100, PO Box 7972
Madison, WI 53707-7972
Email: vog.nisnocsiw.dwdnull@tcatnoCOETED

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The Director, Civil Rights Center (CRC)
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue NW Room N-4123
Washington, DC 20210
or electronically as directed on the CRC website at www.dol.gov/crc

If you file your complaint with the recipient, you must wait either until the recipient issues a written Notice of Final Action or until 90 days have passed (whichever is sooner) before filing with the Civil Rights Center (see address above). If the recipient does not give you a written Notice of Final Action within 90 days of the day on which you filed your complaint, you do not have to wait for the recipient to issue that Notice before filing a complaint with CRC. However, you must file your CRC complaint within 30 days of the 90-day deadline (in other words, within 120 days after the day on which you filed your complaint with the recipient). If the recipient does give you a written Notice of Final Action on your complaint, but you are dissatisfied with the decision or resolution, you may file a complaint with CRC. You must file your CRC complaint within 30 days of the date on which you received the Notice of Final Action.

Complaint Process

If you believe you have been harmed by a violation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act or regulations of a WIOA Title I program or an American Job Center (One-Stop) partner program, you have the right to file a program complaint as well as request information and assistance with filing a complaint. If you think that you have been subjected to discrimination under a WIOA-funded program or activity or that of a One-Stop partner program, you may file a discrimination complaint as well as request information and assistance with filing a complaint. Complaints are accepted from registrants, program applicants, program participants, subcontractors, service providers, employees, applicants for employment and interested parties. For more information, please download the WDBSCW Program and Discrimination Complaint Guide.

American Job Center Complaint Coordinator
Julie Enloe, One-Stop Operator
(608) 242-7482
gro.krowtentramskrownull@eolnej

American Job Center Back-up Complaint Coordinator
Jon Danforth, Director, Employment and Training Association
(608) 242-7527
gro.ataenull@htrofnadj