North Georgia Technical College (“Grantee”) receives grant funds from the National Science Foundation (“NSF”). Pursuant to Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1), Grantee publishes the following notice:
Grantee complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 USC § 2000d) (prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin), Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (20 USC §§ 1681 et seq.) (prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in Federally assisted education programs or activities), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 USC § 794) (prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability); the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (42 USC §§ 6101 et seq.) (prohibits discrimination on the basis of age), and all regulations and policies issued by NSF pursuant to these statutes.
In addition to statutory prohibitions, Executive Order (E.O.) 11246 bars various types of discriminatory employment practices under grants for construction, and E.O. 13166 “Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP)” requires government agencies to take steps to provide meaningful access to its programs and activities to members of the public who are limited in their English proficiency, including recipients’ programs and activities.
As the primary funding agency of fundamental science and engineering research in the U.S., NSF is committed to promoting safe, productive research and education environments for current and future scientists and engineers. NSF considers the PI and any co-PIs identified on an NSF award to be in positions of trust. The PI and co-PI(s) and all award personnel must comport themselves in a responsible and accountable manner during the performance of award activities whether at Grantee Institution, on-line, or conducted outside the Institution, such as at field sites, or facilities, or during conferences and workshops.
In support of this position, NSF requires that Grantee notifies it: 1) of any findings/determinations regarding the PI or co-PIs that demonstrate a violation of awardee codes of conduct, policies, regulations or statutes relating to sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, or sexual assault; or 2) if Grantee places the PI, or co-PIs on administrative leave or imposes an administrative action relating to a finding or investigation of a violation of awardee policies, codes of conduct, statutes or regulations relating to sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, or sexual assault.
NSF expects all research organizations to establish and maintain clear and unambiguous standards of behavior to ensure harassment-free workplaces wherever science is conducted. A community effort is essential to eliminate sexual and other forms of harassment in science and to build scientific workspaces where people can learn, grow, and thrive.
To that end, in accordance with the above-referenced nondiscrimination statutes and executive orders, and NSF’s implementing regulations and policies, no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity for which the Grantee receives Federal financial assistance from NSF.
When Grantee receives a complaint alleging discrimination under any of these statutes and the complainant requests that NSF conduct the investigation, the original complaint is to be sent to the Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314.
The complainant may also use Grantee’s internal discrimination complaint process: https://northgatech.edu/about-us/disclosures-and-notices/#eoi
North Georgia Technical College (“Recipient”) receives grant funds from the United States Department of Labor. Pursuant to 29 CFR 38.35, this Recipient publishes the following notice:
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:
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:
If you file your complaint with this 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 this 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.
As set forth in the student catalog, North Georgia Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender identification, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, disabled veteran, veteran status, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). For complaints or information, contact Dr. Vinson Burdette, VP of Student Affairs (706- 754-7711, Title VI, IX, II), or Kay Morgan, special services contact (706-754-7828, Sec. 504/Title I/ADA) at 1500 HWY 197 N, Clarkesville, GA 30523.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. If, as an employee, you wish you file a Civil Rights complaint, please call GSA’s Office of Civil Rights at 202-500-0767 or 800-662-6376 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Center for Civil Rights Enforcement, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at email@example.com.
The Technical College System of Georgia and its constituent Technical Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era, spouse of military member or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of all technical college-administered programs, programs financed by the federal government including any Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) Title I financed programs, educational programs and activities, including admissions, scholarships and loans, student life, and athletics. It also encompasses the recruitment and employment of personnel and contracting for goods and services.
The Technical College System and Technical Colleges shall promote the realization of equal opportunity through a positive continuing program of specific practices designed to ensure the full realization of equal opportunity. The following person(s) has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:
Telephone numbers are accessible to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing through the Georgia Relay by dialing 711 or 1-800-255-0056 from a TTY/TDD.
Access to public records is encouraged to foster confidence in government, to provide the public the opportunity to evaluate the expenditure of public funds and for the efficient and proper functioning of its institutions. Georgia’s Open Records Act, O.C.G.A. §§ 50-18-70 et seq., provides that all public records of an agency must be made available for inspection or copying unless they are specifically exempt by law. Generally, these records must be made available within three business days of the receipt of request. It is the policy of the Technical College System of Georgia to provide access to all public records in accordance with the law.
For more information on the TCSG Policy, see Procedure II.C.14 of the TCSG Policy Manual located at https://tcsg.edu/about-tcsg/state-board/policy-manual/ For Open Records requests to North Georgia Technical College, contact Open Records Officer John K. Wilkinson, 706-754-7701.